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Testing Requirements

Candidates must pass the state-required basic skills teaching licensure examination or demonstrate an exemption.   We strongly encourage applicants to submit passing licensure exam scores or proof of exemption before the established WWTF program application deadlines (Round 1: October 17, 2017; Round 2: November 30, 2017; and Round 3: January 31, 2018).

Send your test scores to Betsy Kostendt ([email protected]).  The Foundation does not have a 4-digit institution code and does not require an official score report directly from the testing agency. Instead, please submit a copy of your score report, either as an attachment via email, or through postal mail. Alternatively, you may submit a screen shot of your scores as they appear in an online account. (Be sure to include your full name and qualifying test score in the picture.)  Those that are offered a Fellowship award may be required by the graduate school where they are admitted to send an official score report directly from the testing agency.

Candidates without licensure exam scores or proof of exemption on file may be considered for provisional admission.  You must submit passing licensure exam scores or proof of exemption within 6 weeks of receiving a provisional admission offer.

For more information regarding state-mandated examinations, please see below:

State Required Test and Scores Exemptions
Georgia GACE Tests
http://gace.ets.org/aboutCandidates must pass each of the 3 parts of the GACE:

  1. Reading (score above 250)
  2. Writing (score above 250)
  3. Mathematics (score above 250)

There is no composite score or combining all three tests.

To be exempt from the GA GACE basic skills assessment, candidates must do one of the following:

  • • Meet or exceed the qualifying score from one of the following tests:
    • ◦ SAT: 1000 combined verbal and math
    • ◦ ACT: 43 combined score (adding scores achieved on English and Math)
    • ◦ GRE:
      • • Prior to 8/1/11: 1030 based on verbal and quantitative
      • • After 8/1/11: 297 based on verbal and quantitative
  • • Pass all 3 parts of the Praxis I (CORE) or post a composite score of 526 on the 3 tests when all 3 tests are taken by 3/5/2007.

Additional Information for applicants who have completed their undergraduate/graduate studies outside the United States:

Applicants who have completed their undergraduate/graduate studies outside the United States must also pass the appropriate state-required basic skills teaching licensure examination(s). However, if the undergraduate work was completed in a language other than English, we encourage applicants to satisfy the basic skills competency requirement by taking the SAT, ACT, or GRE.  These assessment tests are available at hundreds of test centers across the United States.

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