Update on Licensure Testing

Ohio’s required licensure tests changed significantly September 3, 2013Most of the ETS Praxis II tests were replaced by Pearson’s Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE). 

  • If you passed the required Praxis II tests in your program prior to September 1, 2013, you will not need to take the new OAE’s when you apply for licensure.
  • If you have not successfully completed the required Praxis II (content and PLT) tests prior to September 1, 2013, you will be required to take the appropriate Pearson OAE content and Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK) with the exception of content tests for Health, Applicants for that content area will take the currently required Praxis II tests until further notice. 
  • Do not take the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) after September 1, 2013.  Take the appropriate OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK).
  • It is possible to use a combination of Praxis II and OAE assessments to meet licensure requirements.  

The Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) does not take the place of either the Praxis II PLT or the OAE APK test at this time.

If you have any questions, contact the Student Services Office in Zook 207, (330) 972-7750 or educ@uakron.edu

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Dr. Jaci Wilbanks Dr. Jaci Wilbanks
Licensure Coordinator
The University of Akron
College of Education 
Zook Hall 201B
Akron, OH 44325-4201
(330) 972-7696 

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