All undergraduate Teacher Education students must meet a testing requirement for admission to the program in South Carolina. Students may meet this requirement in any of the following ways:
ACT (writing section not required)
SAT (taken prior to March 2005)
Verbal + Math = 1100
SAT I (taken prior to March 2016)
Verbal + Math + Writing = 1650
PRAXIS I (taken prior to Sept. 2014)
Reading = 175 Writing = 173 Math = 172
Students who do not already meet the admissions testing requirement through the ACT or SAT as listed above are encouraged to take (or retake) the ACT, SAT I, or PRAXIS Core as early as possible in their undergraduate career. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is dependent on meeting the minimum score required on ONE of the tests listed above. These testing requirements will also apply for recipients of the South Carolina Teachers Loan. There are no exceptions to these policies.
To register for the ACT, please visit www.actstudent.org. (writing section not required)To register for the SAT, please visit www.collegeboard.com.
Registration pamphlets with information on both PRAXIS Core and PRAXIS
II are available on the rack outside of Student Academic Services, 144
Withers. When registering for either PRAXIS Core or PRAXIS II, it is
critical that you list Winthrop University (5910) and the South Carolina
Department of Education (8108) as score recipients. Preparation
materials that include practice test questions for PRAXIS Core and
PRAXIS II are available here.
There is a testing site in Rock Hill for PRAXIS Core exams (computerized version only) at Prometric Testing Center, 452 Lakeshore Parkway, Suite 110, (803) 324-5607. You may call to schedule an appointment for the PRAXIS Core tests. This testing center is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All Teacher Education students are required to pass the PRAXIS II test(s) for their content area(s) before entering Internship II. PRAXIS II Testing Information (pdf - 18 KB)
For questions about PRAXIS II Internship requirements, contact Dia Hablutzel.
The Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exam is a requirement for South Carolina initial licensure as of July 1, 2006. All students who complete a Teacher Education program must pass the PLT before the initial license can be issued.
For questions about South Carolina licensure, contact Suzy Baldwin.
Fee waivers may be available for the PRAXIS Core, PRAXIS II, and PLT exams for college students who meet all
eligibility criteria. All requests are processed on a first-come,
first-served basis. More information and the fee waiver form are