OH Basic Skills Requirements - Direct Pathway

Basic Skills Exam - Choose One of the Following Two Options:
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (5751)
Praxis I, Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) Note: Praxis I PPST will no longer be offered by ETS/Praxis after August 31, 2014.

While the Ohio Department of Education does not require a basic skills exam for certification, WGU requires that all students in the Teachers College take and pass a basic skills test within the first 6 months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT)  domain. Students planning to license in Ohio must pass all three sections (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exam.

See http://www.ets.org/praxis for information on test dates, fees, and registration. WGU's minimum score requirements can be found in the WGU Basic Skills article in this handbook.

You should sign up to take your basic skills examination when you begin studying Foundations of Teaching to ensure that you have time to complete the examination prior to enrollment in Effective Teaching Practices.

To ensure that WGU receives your scores and can verify your eligibility for DT, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to scores@wgu.eduIf you uploaded your official basic skills passing scores as part of your DT application, you do not need to fax or email your scores separately.


5/2018