OAE Testing Information for Licensure

It is both a Program and State requirement that you take and pass the relevant Ohio Assessment for Educators (OEA) tests. For most MCE majors this means you will need to take 3 tests – one for general Assessment of Professional Knowledge and one each for the two content areas in which you will be licensed to teach. Specific information on each of these tests, including the test number and passing score are provided below.

Prior to student teaching you must take (you are not required to pass) at least one content area test related to your major.

Middle Childhood Education

Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Middle Childhood (4-9) Test 002 (Take prior to graduation)

AND each of your concentration areas (Take prior to student teaching):

Middle Grades English/Language Arts Test 028

Middle Grades Mathematics Test 030

Middle Grades Science Test 029

Middle Grades Social Studies Test 031

QUALIFYING SCORES FOR ALL TESTS: 220

Special Education:

Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK-12) Test 004 (Take any time senior year)

AND

Mild-Moderate Needs (K-12) Special Education Test 043 (Recommended but not required before student teaching)

QUALIFYING SCORES FOR ALL TESTS: 220

For additional information : http://www.oh.nesinc.com/

Test preparation information can be accessed from this website.

For Generalist:

If you have taken the coursework related to receiving a Generalist License in MCE, you will need to register for test number OH 702 (OAE Elementary Education). This includes the two subtests that one used to have to take separately (OH018 and OH019). This would be in addition to the tests above for your two regular content areas.