Pikeville education students complete PRAXIS with 100 percent pass rate

Teachers must pass the PRAXIS to become certified.
Teachers must pass the PRAXIS to become certified. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
The Patton College of Education at the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) has announced that all education program students passed the PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test with a rate of 100 percent.

Aspiring teachers must take the PRAXIS test in order to achieve certification. It is required by state law.

The next step for UPIKE education majors is to begin student teaching in January at elementary, middle and high schools in Pike county and at Pikeville Independent Schools.

“We are extremely proud of our aspiring teachers and dedicated faculty and staff,” Patton College of Education Interim Chairperson Coletta Parsley said. “These scores are one indicator of the quality of our education programs within the Patton College of Education.”

UPIKE offers programs that prepare students for certification eligibility in schools in Kentucky, as well. The university also offers a Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education, which gives students personalized professional development as well as opportunities for practicing educators to receive integrated learning.

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