AZ Basic Skills Requirement

Arizona Basic Skills Requirement

Basic Skills Exam: Complete one of the following:

1) Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) OR
2) NES Essential Academic Skills Subtests I, II, and III
If passed prior to March 1, 2013, AEPA Basic Skills, or, if passed prior to 9/1/2014 the Praxis Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST).

The Arizona Department of Education does not require a basic skills exam for certification. However, WGU requires all students enrolled in an initial teacher preparation program pass a basic skills exam within the first six months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT) domain. 

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