Office of Teacher Education
OTE Admission Test Requirements
Admission to the Office of Teacher Education requires passing test scores on either the ACT, Praxis CORE, or SAT for all undergraduate candidates.
The OTE Admission Test requirement does not apply to Post-Baccalaurette, Occupational, and Job-Embedded candidates, although they must submit any test requirements laid out by the university to gain admission to the College of Graduate Studies, if pursuing a higher degree.
1) ACT (Writing Optional)
The ACT is an entrance exam used by most higher education institutions to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test which measures a person's readiness for college.
The required score for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is a Super Score of 21.
You must select Tennessee Tech University as a score recipient for the university to receive a copy of your results. The ACT recipient code for Tennessee Tech is 4012.
2) Praxis Core: Academic Skills for Educators
This test was designed to provide a comprehensive assessment that measures the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. Candidates will answer questions covering reading, writing and mathematics.
As of September 1, 2020, students must submit passing scores for the new Praxis CORE test codes: Reading (5713), Writing (5723), Mathematics (5733), and CORE combined (5752).
The required scores for admission to TEP is a 156 in Reading, 150 in Mathematics, and 162 in Writing.
You must select Tennessee Tech University as a score recipient for the university to receive a copy of your results. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) recipient code for Tennessee Tech is 1804.
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions.
The required score for admission to TEP is a 1080.
You must select Tennessee Tech University as a score recipient for the university to receive a copy of your results. The SAT recipient code for Tennessee Tech is 1804.