Basic Skill Requirements

Field-Based Teacher Education Program

For a program candidate who will be seeking an initial certificate, the candidate shall demonstrate basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics. TAC Rule §227.10

Reading Component – satisfied by:

THEA – Minimum Score 250

ACT – Minimum Score 23 English and 23 Composite

SAT – Minimum Score 550 Critical Reading and Combined Score 1070 (taken prior to 2016);

Minimum Score - 590 Evidence-Based Reading (taken 2016 to current)

Math Component – satisfied by:

THEA – Minimum Score 230

ACT – Minimum Score 19 Math

SAT – Minimum Score 500 Math and 1070 Combined

TAKS – Minimum Score 2200 Math

TSI Test - Minimum Score 350

Minimum grade of “C” in College Algebra

Writing Component – satisfied by:

THEA – Minimum Score 220 plus 5 on written essay

ACT – Minimum Score 19 English and 23 Composite

SAT – Minimum Score 500 Critical Reading and 1070 Combined

TAKS – Minimum Score 2200 English/Language Arts and 3 Writing sub score

TSI Test - Minimum Score - Essays 5 or 4/363

Minimum grade of “C” in English 1301 or English 1302