In order to help LETU education students be best prepared to become Texas certified teachers and principals, LeTourneau University offers opportunities for students to take practice exams. All LETU students seeking teacher certification 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. LETU students seeking principal certification may take the practice test for the Principal Exam.
If you meet all the requirements for testing, click below:
Find answers to frequently asked questions below.
Q: When will I be able to register for the practice exams?
A: The eligibility criterion is different depending on which program you are enrolled in. Here are the criteria for each certification program:
Content Practice Exam: Eligible upon successful enrollment in the M. Ed. Teaching and Learning course of study.
PPR Practice Exam: Eligible upon enrollment in MEDU 5223: Differentiating Instruction for Individualized Learning.
Q: During a test, how much time is allowed to take the practice exams?
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.
The following practice exams are available:
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 exam 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 will I know if I properly registered for a practice exam?
A: You will receive a confirmation reply to your LeTourneau University email account 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.