Professional Readiness Exam for Teacher Certification

What is the Professional Readiness Exam?apple

GVSU candidates for teacher certification are required to pass the Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) in order to be admitted into the College of Education. To pass the PRE, students must pass each of three subtests: Math, Reading, and Writing.

Alternatives to the PRE

Students may use scores from the ACT or MME (Michigan Merit Exam) in place of the PRE. Here are the score requirements:

            ACT                                                               MME

Mathematics – 22                                               Mathematics – 1116

Reading – 22                                                      Reading – 1108

English + Writing – 24                                         Writing – 1129

Please note: a combination of sub-scores on multiple tests will satisfy the requirement. If you think you are eligible to use your ACT and/or MME scores in lieu of the PRE, please contact the College of Education at 616-331-6650.

Preparing for the PRE

The CLAS Academic Advising Center has many resources for the PRE on its website. 

There will be a PRE Test Prep Session coming up on February 18th, from 4:30-5:45pm in room 2119-Au Sable Hall!! It will cover the Reading and Writing portions of the PRE.