Testing – for Education Majors

There are required tests to be taken as you move through your program. This website and the teacher education handbook are your best sources for up-to-date information. Education department staff and your advisor can answer questions you have along the way.

Want to know when to take your tests, how to prepare, and how much it will cost?
Check out answers to these and other frequently asked questions.

Up-to-date testing requirements (PDF)

Entry assessments

Entry assessments are taken for admission to EMU’s teacher education program. Test codes and passing scores for these assessments are found in the Licensure and Program Exam Requirements PDF and in the teacher education handbook.

Praxis Subject Assessments and RVE Requirements

All students take a Praxis Subject Assessment before student teaching. Additionally the Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) test is required for Early Childhood Education (PreK-3), Elementary Education (PreK-6), and Special Education program areas. There are frequently changes to which assessments are required as the tests are updated. Contact the education department office for qualifying tests and scores if you took an older test (such as a Praxis II test). Current information is outlined in the Licensure and Program Exam Requirements PDF and in the teacher education handbook.

EMU Praxis and VCLA Recipient Numbers

Eastern Mennonite University’s Praxis institutional score recipient number is 5181. EMU’s Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) score recipient number is 011. Enter these codes when registering for your tests so EMU’s education department will receive your test scores. (Note: official VCLA scores reports are sent to the test taker only. You’ll need to provide a hard copy of your VCLA scores once you get them.)