Alternative Teaching Certification Project


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Admission to Grambling State University School of Graduate Studies & Research.
  2. Bachelor’s degree with at least 2.50 cumulative GPA
  3. One of the Following:
  • ACT score of 22 or higher; SAT score of 1030 or higher
  • Possess a graduate degree from any regionally accredited college/university
  • Passing Praxis I with the following scores:

Reading – 176
Writing – 175
Mathematics – 175

  1. Passing Praxis II with the following scores in a specific content area

Exam

Exam Code

Required Score

Elementary Education
Grades 1-5

#0014 Paper- based
#5014 Computer-based

150

Biology: Grades 6-12

#0235 Paper based
#5235 Computer- based

150

Chemistry: Grades 6- 12

#0245 Paper based
#5245 Computer based

151

English: Grades 6-12

#0041 Content Knowledge
#5041 Computer Based
#0043 Pedagogy

160
130

Physics: Grades 6-12

#0265 Paper based
#5265 Computer based

141

Mathematics: Grades 6-12

#0061 Paper based
#5061 Computer base

135

General Science: 6-12

#0435 Paper based
#5435 Computer based

156

  1. A completed ATCP Application Packet
  • Current resume, including work experience, leadership roles, community involvement and past education and training
  • Official transcripts from all schools
  • A typed 500-1000 word personal statement addressing:

- Why you want to become a teacher?
- How will you use your previous experiences to ensure high academic achievement for your students?
- Three letters of recommendation: at least one from an individual in supervisory position who can attest to your ability to work with elementary students and/or secondary students.

  1. Official Copies of Test Scores