Teacher Certification Support at NU

Neumann Educator Resource Center

Located on the 3rd floor of the Bachmann Building in room 331-A

Neumann Educator Testing Center 

Hannah Gray- Certification & Compliance Specialist 

grayh@neumann.edu

(610)361-5461

Dr. Amy Gratch Hoyle- Dean of Education & Human Services

hoylea@neumann.edu

 

Mission

Neumann University Neumann Educator Resource Center's mission is to promote the success of all prospective educators in passing the Praxis I series of exams, the Prek-4 PECT series, the PK-8, and PK-12 SPEC ed PECT series, and edTPA portfolios (needed by students outside of PA). The center is dedicated to enhancing student achievement and confidence by strengthening effective test-taking skills. Faculty, instructors and staff members are committed to helping students achieve their goals to become future educators!

Services Offered

  • ONSITE TESTING CENTER AVAILABLE FOR ALL PENNSYLVANIA TESTS (THE PAPA OR THE PECT TESTS)
  • INFORMATION ON CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND CUT SCORES
  • RESOURCES ON BLACKBOARD LEARNING COMMUNITY SITE CALLED Neumann Educator Resource Center

Schedule of Classes, seminars, and presentations

For undergraduate students

Praxis 1 preparation:

  • Fall and Spring Freshman Year – Math 205 and 206 – these courses completed with a minimum grade of a B can be substituted for the Basic Skills Math certification exam.
  • English 102 can be substituted Basic Skills Reading and Writing, with a minimum grade of a B.
  • Spring Freshman Year – Basic Skills Reading and Writing prep class (1 credit). Students are required to take at least one test as part of this class.

PECT preparation and testing are included in the following classes:

  • Prek-4 Mod 1: ECE 205
  • Prek-4 Mod 2: ECE 304
  • Prek-4 Mod 3: ECE 308
  • SPEC Mod 1: SPEC 310
  • SPEC Mod 2: SPEC 415

For grad students:

PECT preparation and testing to be included in the following classes:

  • Prek-4 Mod 1: ECE 530
  • Prek-4 Mod 2: ECE 533 (S)
  • Prek-4 Mod 3: ECE 534 (F)
  • SPEC Mod 1: SPEC 525
  • SPEC Mod 2: SPEC 536

TO ACCESS Neumann Educator Resource Center ON BLACKBOARD:

  • LOGIN TO NU LEARN/BLACKBOARD
  • CLICK ON "COMMUNITY" ALONG THE TOP HEADER
  • SELECT "Neumann Educator Resource Center"
  • IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS CHOICE, YOU NEED TO BE ADDED TO THE SYSTEM – PLEASE SEND YOUR NEUMANN EMAIL AND A REQUEST TO: hoylea@neumann.edu