Basic Skills Exam: Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (5751)
OR, If passed by 8/31/14, the Praxis Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST),
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.
Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in Ohio - Direct and Approved Pathway
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Ohio Teaching License - Direct & State Approved Pathway