Initial Licensure Assessments - Coastal Carolina University
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Initial Licensure

EPP-wide Assessments for all initial programs

1. Appropriate Praxis II Subject Assessment test scores

Passing scores are determined by the South Carolina State Department of Education. Candidates must submit evidence of an attempt at Praxis II to the Clinical Placement Office no later than December 15 for spring internship and July 15 for fall internship. Candidates must pass the Praxis II by the end of internship to graduate.

2. Appropriate Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching test scores

Candidates in all undergraduate programs must submit evidence of having taken Praxis PLT in order to graduate, and must earn passing scores in order to be recommended for licensure.  Candidates in the Master’s of Arts in Teaching program must submit passing scores to be recommended for graduation as well as licensure. Passing scores are determined by the South Carolina State Department of Education, and must be submitted to the Clinical Placement Office prior to graduation. 

South Carolina Test Requirements

3. South Carolina Teaching Standards (SCTS) 4.0 Rubric

Candidates in all programs are evaluated using the SCTS 4.0 rubric twice during internship—once during their formative conference, and once during their summative conference.  Candidates are expected to earn an average of a “2” on the rubric lines of the SCTS rubric during their summative evaluation. 

SCTS 4.0 Rubric (Advanced ADEPT)

4. Conceptual Framework Evaluation

Candidates in all programs are evaluated using the Conceptual Framework rubric twice during internship—once during their formative conference, and once during their summative conference.  Candidates are expected to earn an average of a “3” on the indicators of the Conceptual Framework rubric during their summative evaluation. 

Conceptual Framework Evaluation

5. Teacher Work Sample

  • Candidates in all programs are expected to complete a structured Teacher Work Sample during their internship semester.  All candidates must earn an average of 85% or higher on this instrument, and no less than a “3” on each of the following indicators:
  • Learning Goals – Significance, Challenge and Variety; Clarity
  • Assessment Plan – Alignment with learning goals and instruction; Clarity of criteria for performance
  • Design for Instruction – Use of a variety of instruction, activities, assignments and resources; Use of technology
  • Instructional Decision-Making – Sound professional practice; Adjustments based on analysis of student learning
  • Analysis of Student Learning – Alignment of learning goals; Interpretation of data; Evidence of impact on student learning; and
  • Reflection and Self-evaluation – Interpretation of student learning; Insights on effective instruction and assessment; Implications for future teaching.
  • TWS Directions and Rubric

6. Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences Lesson Plan

Candidates in all programs are expected to complete the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences Lesson Plan prior to internship.  Candidates are expected to earn a minimum score of “3” on each of the indicators of the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences Lesson Plan Rubric.

SCOE Lesson Plan Template

7. Assessment of Teacher Candidate Professional Dispositions

Candidates in all programs are assessed on dispositions throughout the course of their programs. As a key assessment, the College has chosen to collect the Assessment of Teacher Candidate Professional Dispositions conducted during the summative internship evaluation.  Candidates are expected to earn an average of a “1” or higher on the indicators of this assessment. 

Assessment of Professional Dispositions Initial Level