Practice Exam Information
In order to help LETU education students be best prepared to become Texas certified teachers, LeTourneau University offers opportunities for students to take practice exams. All LETU students must take a practice PPR and practice content exam and score at least an 80% on each to be cleared by the Office of Educator Certification to register on the SBEC website for their state exams.
Find answers to frequently asked questions below.
Q: When will I be able to register for the PPR and content exams?
A: The eligibility criterion is different depending on which program you are enrolled in. Here are the criteria for each teacher certification program:
Content Practice Exam: Eligible at the successful completion of EDUC4133, EDUC3133, and READ3003 for elementary certification students (EC-6); Eligible at the successful completion of EDUC4133, EDUC4223, and READ3003 for middle school certification students (4-8).
PPR Practice Exam: Eligible at the successful completion of EDUC4133, EDUC3133, and READ3003 for TEACH elementary (EC-6); Eligible at the successful completion of EDUC4133, EDUC4223, and READ3003 for TEACH middle school (4-8).
Q: During a test, how much time is allowed to take either the PPR or content practice exam?
A: You can take up to five hours to take each exam. It is the same for the state exam. For MEd Teaching and Learning, the practice content exam can be taken upon acceptance into the program as the courses you previously completed at the undergraduate level should have provided you the knowledge needed to do well on the test.
Q: Are Study Guides Available?
A: TExES preparation materials are available at www.texes.ets.org at no cost.
Q: Does LeTourneau do anything to prepare me for the PPR exam?
A: PPR competencies are addressed in selected education courses with specific instruction.
Q: Are practice tests available for all certification areas?
A: Practice exams are available for all PPR exams and several content area exams.
The following practice exams are available:
- 160 PPR EC-12
- 191 Generalist EC-6
- 158 All Level Physical Education (Grades EC-12)
- 117 English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 4-8)
- 131 English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 8-12)
- 154 English as a Second Language Supplemental (ESL)
- 111 Generalist (Grades 4-8)
- 133 History (Grades 8-12)
- 138 Life Sciences (Grades 8-12)
- 115 Mathematics (Grades 4-8)
- 135 Mathematics (Grades 8-12)
- 137 Physical Sciences (Grades 8-12)
- 068 Principal (Grades EC-12)
- 116 Science (Grades 4-8)
- 136 Science (Grades 8-12)
- 118 Social Studies (Grades 4-8)
- 132 Social Studies (Grades 8-12)
- 163 Special Education Supplemental (Grades NA)
- 176 Business Education (6-12)
Q: Are there fees required to take the practice exam?
A: All "first time" practice exams are offered free of charge to students. Any practice exam taken after the first attempt will require a $10 fee.
Q: Is there a limit of test takers per session?
A: Yes, based on space limitations and TEA examination requirements, there are varying limits by location. It is in your best interest to register for your practice exam as far in advance as possible to reduce the risk of having to select a different date.
Q: Once I pass the applicable practice exams and make at least the 80% score requirement, what is the next step?
A: You will receive information and an approval to test from the Office of Educator Certification. To see the list of FAQs, click the link here.
Q: How do I register for a practice exam?
A: Click on the link below that corresponds to your educator preparation route. Be sure to choose the correct link and to follow all directions since failure to register correctly may cause you to miss the practice exam opportunity.
- Practice exam for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (TEACH)
- Practice exam for Teachers Educational Program
Q: What are the deadlines to register for a practice exam?
A: Deadline for signing for any test is 12 pm the day before for weekday tests and 12 pm on Thursday for Saturday testing.
Q: How will I know if I properly registered for a practice exam?
A: You will receive a confirmation reply to your preferred email address, verifying your registration was received. Print this out and bring it with you to the education center where you will be taking the practice exam.
Q: Is testing tied to getting a teaching position early in the program?
A: You must pass your content exam at the state level in order to be eligible for a teaching position that requires a teaching certificate (some private schools do not) so you would need to pass the LETU practice exam prior to the state exam as presented in the previous process. For MEd Teaching and Learning, the practice content exam can be taken upon acceptance into the program as the courses you previously completed at the undergraduate level should have provided you the knowledge needed to do well on the test.
Q: Is there a deadline to get the tests taken?
A: It is recommended that you complete all certification requirements within three years of completing your coursework.