EHC teacher preparation program assessments are linked to education courses, and students are required to take and pass all assessments in their area prior to the student teaching semester. Assessments may be taken during or prior to the associated courses. Scores are accepted upon presentation of official score reports. The cost of testing is not covered in course fees. Registration and fees for testing are the responsibility of the student and students must register themselves on line or by phone. These are the required assessments, the courses to which they are linked, and additional useful information about each assessment:
All students must take the VCLA, which is taken while enrolled in EDUC 114. The cost is not covered in fees. The testing agency sends only one score report, which is sent to the person who takes the test. Students must file a photocopy of the official score report with the Neff Education Center Office and are advised to keep their original score report for verification when seeking a teaching position. Passing scores on the VCLA are required before a student can register for the student teaching semester.
Each student must take and pass a Praxis II specific to his or her teaching subject area prior to the student teaching semester. The cost is not covered in fees. The registration and fees for testing are the responsibility of the student and students must register themselves on line or by phone. The Neff Education Center staff is available to answer questions regarding testing and registration.
Students seeking certification to teach in elementary grades and special education must take and pass the RVE. Students register and take the RVE while enrolled in EDUC 410/549E. The cost of the RVE is not covered in fees. Passing scores on the RVE are required before a student seeking an elementary or special education endorsement can register for the student teaching semester.
Interdisciplinary English and secondary English majors must pass the Writing Proficiency Exam or ENGL 199.
All students in teacher education programs must meet all Emory & Henry College graduation requirements.