TO:          Undergraduate Students in the College of Education
                College of Education Faculty Advising Undergraduate Students

FROM:    Dr. Linda Bennett, Director, Teacher Development Program 
RE:          College Basic Academic Subject Examination (C-BASE)

                All College of Education students pursuing teacher certification are required to take the College Basic Academic Subject Examination (C-BASE). Students must achieve a minimum score of 235 on each section of the exam as part of the criteria to enter Phase II of the program. Any Bachelor of Science in Education major who does not meet the minimum required score may retake that section(s). Students have two years from the first testing to retake those portions of the exam in which they must raise their score. After two years, the entire exam must be retaken. However, given that successful completion of the C-BASE is part of the requirements for Phase II, it is my recommendation a student take the C-BASE when she/he:

  1. has completed 30 semester hours of credit.
  2. has completed English 1000, at least one mathematics course, one science course and one social studies course.

Information about testing dates and registration for the C-BASE is available through the Testing Center located in 205 Parker Hall, 882-4801.