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Certification & Exam Resources

College of Education learners enrolled in Teacher Education Programs (with institutional recommendation [IR]) beginning with the 2009-2010 Academic Catalog must pass their state-specified basic skills and content area exams prior to student teaching.

Basic Skills Test is a three (3) part exam: Reading, Writing, and Math. Other state-mandated basic skills test examples follow:

  • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B)
  • Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators - (GACE) Basic Skills

Most states, including Arizona, also require learners to take a Professional Knowledge exam for certification. Learners may take their Professional Knowledge exam at any time, up to and including, during student teaching, but must have it completed prior to issuance of Institutional Recommendation.

Additional Resources

For additional information related to state testing and certification please contact your Teacher Education Specialist.

GCU Basic Skills Resources

Test Taking

Reading (Language Arts)

Writing (Language Arts)