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Competency-Based Teacher Education Program: Licensure Exams for Elem Ed

This guide is meant to educate and inform students on the process to be admitted to Teacher Education Program (TEP) as a teacher licensure candidate. This guide also provides information on graduating and exiting the program to become a licensed teacher.

Pearson Test for Licensure

As soon as you have been admitted to the TEP, you should begin exploring and preparing for your licensure exams. The SOE offers support for all three tests, at no charge to admitted students. Additionally, content from your methods coursework (i.e., EDU 3310, 3400, and 3410) will help you to prepare for the Foundations of Reading Development test.

Learn about and prepare for your licensure exams using the tools below.

Pearson Foundations of Reading

  • Our EDU courses help students prepare for this portion of the test, so don't plan to take it until you have finished all three literacy courses (EDU 3310, 3400, and 3410). Ms. Bynum can assist with this test, too.
  • Use the practice tests, especially the answer analyses, to help you study. Students who have done well say these practice tests were a big help.
  • Complete the NCSU Pearson PD modules (FREE). Create an account and do the NCPD Moodles (10 hrs)

    https://center.ncsu.edu/ncpd/enrol/index.php?id=74

  • Practice vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
    Foundations of Reading - NC Pearson Flashcards | Quizlet

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (CKT) - Math Subtest (with score of 150 or higher)

  • Website overview:  https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials/7801
  • View the accompanying Study Plan AND the Study Companion (math sections)
  • Use Khan Academy (online) to practice any math concepts you need to review. Watch videos and practice your skills for almost any math subject.
www.khanacademy.org
 

Suggested Study Tips for Elementary Education Licensure Exams

Here are several steps you can take to prepare for your Pearson Tests for Licensure:

 
1. Take the practice tests on the Pearson website. http://www.nc.nesinc.com/Home.aspx
www.nc.nesinc.com
Tests Find information about each test, including when and where you can test.
2. Complete the NCSU Pearson PD module (FREE). Create an account and do the NCPD Moodles (10 hrs)
 
 
3. Use Khan Academy (online) to practice any math concepts you need to review.
 
www.khanacademy.org
Watch videos and practice your skills for almost any math subject.
4. Search Quizlet for Pearson study materials. Here are some examples:
 

https://quizlet.com/121705223/nc-pearson-general-curriculum-multi-subject-flash-cards/

quizlet.com
Start studying Foundations of Reading - NC Pearson. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.