Academic Requirements

Academic requirements for math, reading, and writing.

Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE)

  • Scores must be electron ically submitted directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality from the test vendor.
  • A minimum score of 156 (Reading), 162 (Writing) and 150 (Mathematics) is required. A composite scoring option is available.


The Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)

A combined score of 1550 or higher with no individual section -- Critical Reading, Writing, Mathematics -- score of less than 500.

  • The best section scores from different test sessions may be selected.
  • Submit official test scores and a T MS application cover sheet to the Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality in an envelope sealed by the test vendor.  Scores may also be verified by the Pennsylvania Approved Preparation Programs through TIMS.