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ACT Requirements and Resources

ACT Requirements

An ACT composite score of 21 is required for initial admission to the Teacher Education Program. This is a composite score from tests in four subject areas: English, Math, Reading, Science and Reasoning. For more information on ACT test administrations on the Southern campus, please visit: www.southern.edu/administration/student-success/testing/act.html

In addition to in-person support available in Southern's Tutoring Center, the teacher education program is pleased to provide access to the full ACT prep course offered by Study.com. This robust test preparation tool will assess your current likelihood of passing the ACT andgive you an individually tailored study guide.

An acceptable alternative to the ACT is the SAT/RSAT, with a minimum combined score of 1080 (EBRW+M). Khan Academy offers free preparation materials for the SAT/RSAT.

Praxis Core Tests

The Praxis Core tests in Math, Reading, and Writing are an acceptable alternative to the ACT.

Passing scores on all three Praxis Core Tests are an option for admission to the Teacher Education Program at Southern Adventist University if the ACT benchmark has not been met. For content and structure of Core tests, visit the ETS website. 

The Teacher Education Program is pleased to provide current students with access to study materials, accessible via the links below:

5713 Praxis Core Reading
5723 Praxis Core Writing
5733 Praxis Core Math