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Elementary Education Program Entry and Exit: Licensure Exams (Pre-Internship)

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.

STUDENTS MUST PASS ALL LICENSURE EXAMS BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO STUDENT TEACH.

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). Mrs. Kia Eason can assist with this test, too. (See contact info below.)
  • 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. Here is ONE example:
    Foundations of Reading - NC Pearson Flashcards | Quizlet

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

  • The North Carolina Board of Education passed an adjustment to policy LICN-003, which allows the use of the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics CKT test as an option to meet the mathematics requirement for the Elementary Education (K-6) license effective April 6, 2019.
  • 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.

https://www.khanacademy.org/math

www.khanacademy.org
To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (K-6) Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics CKT Subtest(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 7813 150

 

 

 

 
Mrs. Kia Eason, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
kia.eason@nccu.edu
2077 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building
(919) 530-7286
 
 
Email:
kia.eason@nccu.edu
 
Phone:
(919) 530-7286
 
 
Mrs. Kia Eason, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
kia.eason@nccu.edu
(919) 530-7286
2077 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building
 
 

Pearson Foundations of Reading

Format Computer-based test (CBT); 100 multiple-choice questions, 2 open-response assignments
Time 4 hours and 15 minutes total appointment time
  • 15 minutes for CBT tutorial and nondisclosure agreement
  • 4 hours testing time
Test Dates By appointment year-round, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays)
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Passing Score 229
Reference Materials Provided for this Test None
Test Fee $139 Review payment information.
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Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
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Prepare View the preparation materials available for this test.

Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect a candidate's score.

Praxis II Math CKT 7813

The North Carolina Board of Education passed an adjustment to policy LICN-003, which allows the use of the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics CKT test as an option to meet the mathematics requirement for the Elementary Education (K-6) license effective April 6, 2019.

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (K-6) Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics CKT Subtest(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 7813 150

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.