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 148 (Reading), 158 (Writing) and 142 (Mathematics) is required. 
  • Minimum Composite Scores are 140 (Reading), 150 (Writing) and 132 (Mathematics) is required.

If your reading and writing scores total 306 or higher and both scores meet or exceed the minimum composite score, you meet the Vocational 1 testing requirements.

If the sum of your reading, writing and mathematics scores total 448 or higher and all scores meet or exceed the minimum composite score, you meet the vocational testing requirements.

 

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.