Teacher Preparation Program

Bloomsburg University's Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) is a professional program requiring formal admission. Enrollment in upper-level education courses (300 and 400 level) is contingent upon admission to the TPP.

TPP Admission Process

Only students who are declared majors in an education program are eligible to apply for the TPP. All education majors should have access to a page in BOLT titled “Teacher Preparation Program”. On that page, the relevant directions can be found in the “Teacher Preparation Program Application” section.

To be eligible for admission to the teacher education program, students must have:

  • Earned 48 undergraduate hours
  • Earned an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher (Note: A 3.0 GPA may be required at time of graduation in order to qualify for PA certification.)
  • Earned a grade of C- or better in all professional education and specialization courses
  • Completed six (6) semester hours in college level mathematics
  • Completed six (6) semester hours in college level English composition and literature
  • Earned a current Pennsylvania qualifying score on one of the following or a combination of these:
    • » PAPA (Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment; PAPA requirements)
      » Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Praxis requirements, choose "Testing Requirements.") Students should designate code 2646 on the Praxis test registration for "Attending Institution" and "Score Recipient" to ensure Bloomsburg University receives a copy of the scores.
      » Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) - PDE Requirement Click on # 3 Certification Test and Score Requirements (Excel)
      » American College Test Plus Writing (ACT) - PDE Requirement Click on # 3 Certification Test and Score Requirements (Excel)

In addition, applicants to the TPP must submit the following:


Education Resources

PAPA Test

Praxis Core Online Course and Practice Tests

Click on the “Register NEW Account” Then enter the following information:

  • School Number: 83774
  • School Key: praxissuccess
  • After entering this information, please enter your email address, First and Last name and Student ID Number (ID# Optional).
  • Once Registration is completed, you will be issued a username and password. Please keep this for each time you log in.
  • After logging into the program for the first time, please start with the section “Introduction to the Praxis Core.”
  • This will introduce you to the course and offer suggestions on how to get the most out of the instruction and practice tests.

Testing Resources

illustration of Carver Hall

Contact Information