Teacher Education Testing
The State of Missouri and Missouri Western require that
teacher education students complete the following tests
with a satisfactory score:
The C-BASE [College Base] is an exam that measures basic
skills and knowledge in the following areas: English,
writing, science, math and social studies. A "pass" score
on this test currently is 235 points. Each of the
sections must be "passed" in order to have the C-BASE
A person who does not pass all five parts of the C-BASE
does not need to repeat the entire test on the next testing---just
those sections with a low score. All five parts
of the C-BASE must be passed within a two year period.
Pre-registration for the College Base is required. Contact
the MWSU counseling and Testing Office. or 816-271-4327
or email Debbie
Normally it will be four to six weeks before the C-BASE
scores are returned to the student. To be eligible
for admission into teacher education classes beyond EDU
203, a student must be admitted to teacher education
which requires a "pass" all the required tests. Because
of the time gap between when the C-BASE is taken and
the availability of the tests, a student should take
the C-BASE at least two semesters prior to the anticipated
date for requesting admission to the teacher education
The ACT is a national placement test. The "residual
ACT" is the same as the national ACT, except the "residual
ACT" score can only be used at MWSU. The "residual ACT" CAN NOT transfer
to another school.
The score on the ACT residual will be available to the
student within three days of the completion of the
test. Scores on the national ACT will be available
several weeks after the testing.
The required ACT score to enter the MWSU Department
of Education is a 22 composite. [If the ACT was
taken prior to 1989 a score of 21 is satisfactory.]
Note: an ACT score below 22 is
acceptable if a person obtains a score of 265 on the writing subtest and one other subtest of the a C-BASE with all other subtests receiving a passing score.
Pre-registration for the Residual ACT and National ACT
are required: Registration for the Residual ACT
is done at least two days before the test date. Contact
the MWSU Office of Counseling and Testing in Eder, or telephone 816-271-4327.
Webb for additional information about
testing dates and procedures.
Completion with a satisfactory score of the PRAXIS II
in the student's major is required for teacher certification
in the State of Missouri and is a pre-requisite for entry
into Phase IV of the Missouri Western teacher education program,
i.e. Student Teaching.
Information about the exam will be distributed
during the semester that the student is enrolled in Phase
III or Experience in Teaching.
Each major will take a different test and
will have a different pass score.
For information about testing dates
and costs contact the MWSU Counseling
and Testing Office.