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The College of Education 

 Admission to Teacher Candidacy  



Please see your major department for an application or click the link provided here to be directed to the Forms And Documents Page for department applications under the SPOTLIGHT heading on the right.

Information regarding clearances: 

Important Changes to State Testing Requirements

Paths to teacher candidacy and frequently asked questions about the Post-baccalaureate option to teacher candidacy.

PECT & PRAXIS Testing for Certification 

PECT TESTING (Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests)

  • Office of Career Education and Development 
    Test Taking Guides
  • PECT website - This includes PAPA testing.
    • Study guides, practice tests, overview information, certification requirements, and online registration are now available on the PECT website.
    • Additional Resources:
For more information contact Career & Education Development at 724-738.2028


      • For in-state candidates applying for certification - your Praxis scores cannot be more than ten years old. For out-of-state applicants - your Praxis scores cannot be more than five years old.
      • The Praxis website.
      • Butler County Community College Praxis Preparation classes and tutoring information and registration to pass Praxis.  Students who have difficulty taking standardized tests are encouraged to enroll.  SRU students are required to pay tuition to BC3 at the Butler County rate.

      * Note "Content Exams" such as PreK-4 Content Tests and Praxis II are not due until student teaching.  More information is available in the Student Teaching Manual.



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      SRU's College of Education is an accredited institution.


      Dr. Keith Dils
      Dr. Keith Dils, Dean
      Message from the Dean


      Our Alumni Are Prepared:
      Jessica Peconi-Cook
      Jessica Peconi-Cook

      "I am prepared to teach health and physical education at Mellon Middle school in the Mt.  Lebanon school district grades 6-8. I am also the Vice President of Physical Education for the Pennsylvania Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the co-chair for the Mt.Lebanon Employee Wellness Program. Slippery Rock University gave me the knowledge and skills to teach our youth to be healthy and active for life. I'm grateful for my Rock solid education."