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All students completing a teacher preparation program at Penn State must meet program course requirements by passing with a C grade or higher, maintain a 3.0 GPA overall in the program, and pass a PDE-required content exam. The following tables of data present four years of completers with Praxis or Pearson testing pass rates and the average pass score. For programs that have less than 5 students per year, the completer data have been aggregated into one or more blocks to preserve student privacy.

Program Completers with GPA and Certification Exam Pass Rates
                   AY 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20

 

CEAED PK-4
CEAED PK-4 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Completers 243 230 204 -
GPA 3.69 3.61 3.65 -
PA certified 218 198 189 -
Pass Rate 95% 94% 93% -
PECT 8006 224 224 218 -
PECT 8007 217 217 218 -
PECT 8008 218 219 217 -
English 4-8
English 4-8 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Completers 7 4 2 -
GPA 3.44 3.65 3.41 -
PA Certified 5 4 2 -
Pass Rate 83% 100% 100% -
Praxis 5153 178 174 174 -
Praxis 5154 157 170 165 -
Praxis 5155 170 167 176 -
Praxis 5156 172 169 168 -
Math 4 - 8
Math 4 - 8 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Completers 2 13 10 -
GPA low 3.56 3.59 -
PA certified low 13 9 -
Pass Rate low 100% 100% -
Praxis 5153 low 184 171 -
Praxis 5154 low 160 161 -
Praxis 5155 low 185 178 -
Praxis 5158 low 190 184 -
Social Studies 4 - 8
Social Studies 4 - 8 2015-2020 combined
Completers 9
GPA 3.64
PA certified 9
Pass Rate 100%
Praxis 5153 180
Praxis 5154 178
Praxis 5155 187
Praxis 5157 171
Secondary Education - Sciences
Biology 7 - 12 2016-2017 2017-2019 combined 2018-2019 2019-2020
Completers 7 7 - -
GPA 3.48 3.30 - -
PA Certified 6 6 - -
Pass Rate 100% 100% - -
Praxis 5235 171 176 - -
Chemistry 7 - 12 2015-2017 combined 2017-2019 combined 2019-2020
Completers 8 5 - -
GPA 3.64 3.62 - -
PA Certified 8 5 - -
Pass Rate 100% 100% - -
Praxis 5245 177 175 - -
Earth & Space Science 7-12 2017-2020 combined - - -
Completers 7 - - -
GPA 3.40 - - -
PA certified 5 - - -
Pass Rate 71% - - -
Praxis 5571 164 - - -
Physics 7-12 2014-2029 combined - - -
Completers 10 - - -
GPA 3.69 - - -
PA certified 10 - - -
Pass Rate 100% - - -
Praxis 5265 156 - - -
General Science 7-12 2014-2019 combined
Completers Not provided as a stand alone program. Only SCIED and AG completers are eligible
GPA N/A
PA certified 21
Pass Rate 100%
Praxis 5435 155
Secondary Education - English
English 7-12 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Completers 27 23 25
GPA 3.51 3.72 3.71
PA certified 19 23 22
Pass Rate 96% 100% 100%
Praxis 5153 181 182 182
Secondary Education - Mathematics
Mathematics 7-12 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Completer 18 9 12 -
GPA 3.49 3.67 3.38 -
PA certified 19 8 11 -
Pass Rate 94% 100% 100% -
Praxis 5153 173 175 170 -
Secondary Education - Social Studies
Social Studies 7-12 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Completers 26 22 20 -
GPA 3.53 3.53 3.54 -
PA certified 24 19 18 -
Pass Rate 92% 100% 100% -
Praxis 5153 173 173 170 -
World Languages Education
French PK-12 2017-2019 combined
Completers 4
GPA 3.72
PA certified 4
Pass Rate 100%
ACTFL OPI Intermediate High
ACTFL WPT Intermediate High
German PK-12 2017-2019 combined
Completers 2
GPA 3.84
PA certified 2
Pass Rate 100%
ACTFL OPI Intermediate High
ACTFL WPT Intermediate High
Spanish PK-12 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Completers 6 8 5
GPA 3.66 3.56 3.81 -
PA certified 6 7 5 -
Pass Rate 100% 87.5% 100% -
ACTFL OPI Advanced Low Intermediate High Advanced Low -
ACTFL WPT Advanced Low Advanced Low Advanced Low -