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Testing & Certification

The steps you need to work as an educator.

All Education and Youth studies majors will have the opportunity to earn a teaching license allowing them to teach in the public schools in addition to earning their bachelors degree from Beloit College. To be endorsed for a Wisconsin teaching license, majors must pass the following testing requirements. These are required by the state of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 

Required Tests for Certification

Basic Skills

Before starting certification, students must demonstrate their general competency through Praxis CORE tests, college entrance exam scores, or general education requirements.

Subject Areas

Students must also demonstrate their knowledge of their subject areas through Praxis II tests, ACTFL world language tests, or through notable achievement in relevant majors or classes.

In addition, elementary, special education, and reading teachers must also take the Wisconsin Foundation of Reading test.

Teaching Performance Assessment (edTPA)

All students who are planning on certifying and earning a teaching license will also complete a Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) during their student teaching term.

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