ACT/SAT/GRE Score Requirements

In lieu of the state-approved basic skills assessments, an individual seeking entry into a baccalaureate program or a "fifth year" program such as the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) for first time teaching licensure may substitute: a minimum composite score of 24 on the ACT with scores of at least 22 in reading and 22 in mathematics, or the equivalent scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) determined by ADE.  ACT superscores are not able to be used for this requirement. *

If it is determined that you must take a section of the Praxis Core, The Office of Teacher Education now provides access to Praxis Core study guides and practice tests for all three areas of the Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) through Longsdale Publishing.  This service is FREE of charge to you! For more information and instructions on how to access this resource, email teach-ed@uark.edu

 

Undergraduate Programs

Praxis Core

ACT

SAT

Composite

 

24

1090

Reading

156

22

510

Math

150

22

510

Writing

162

(English/Writing) 22

 

510

 

An individual seeking entry into a post-baccalaureate program for first time educator licensure may substitute passing scores, determined by ADE, from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), or the Medical college Admission Test (MCAT) in lieu of the state approved basic skills assessments.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

GRE (after 2011)

GRE (before 2011)

LSAT¹

MCAT (before 2013²)

 

 

 Minimum score of 149

 Minimum Score of 8.5

Verbal 142

Verbal 370

Quantitative 142

Quantitative 370

Writing 3.5

Writing 3.5

 

 

 

*Arkansas Department of Education Policies Governing Programs for Educator Licensure Offered by Institutions of Higher Education in Arkansas, ACT superscores are not able to be used for this requirement

¹Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning

²Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, Biological Sciences, and Writing (dropped after 2013)