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Required Assessments

  • Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills: This examination must be passed to gain admittance into the Early Childhood Education program. This test assesses reading comprehension, grammar, math, and writing.

  • WIU Technology Competency Assessment: This online assessment much be successfully completed in order to gain admittance into the Early Childhood Education program. This assessment provides information about a candidate's ability to demonstrate knowledge and application of technology.

  • Illinois Early Childhood Education Content Test: This assessment must be passed to gain entry into student teaching. There are three subtests:
    • Language and Literacy Development
    • Learning Across the Curriculum
    • Diversity, Collaboration & Professionalism.

  • Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching: This assessment must be passed to become a certified teacher and to graduate from WIU. There are seven subtest:
    • Foundations, Characteristics, & Assessments
    • Plan & Deliver Instruction
    • Manage the Learning Environment
    • Collaboration, Communication, & Professionalism
    • Language Arts
    • Education Technology
    • Constructed Response Assignments