The Praxis series of exams are published by ETS, Educational Testing Service.
All students entering the Marietta College Teacher Education program must complete the Praxis I Assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics and submit their scores to the education department office as part of the admission process into the program. A computerized form of the Praxis I exam can be taken by appointment at various testing centers throughout the state. The closest site is the Educational Testing Center located in Athens, OH (740-597-1537). Other testing centers may be found through this ETS link. Paper based tests are also given at various time throughout the year at various institutions. The paper based testing dates and centers may be found through this ETS link. Minimum scores required by the education department for admission are:
- Math 174
- Reading 175
- Writing 173
In lieu of Praxis I, students may submit an ACT composite score of 23 or a composite score of 1060 on the SAT. Official score reports or documentation from the College Registrar must be submitted to the Education Department office.
Prior to student teaching and in order to be recommended for licensure in the state of Ohio, candidates must pass the required Praxis II examinations. The ETS website publishes the required tests and scores for the state of Ohio. The Marietta College Teacher Education Handbook also lists the required test and scores for the state of Ohio. Click here to download the Ohio Educator Testing Requirements.