Exam Pass Rates

Title II of the Higher Education Act addresses teacher quality. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA). Among other things, the law requires Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to report pass rates of their teacher preparation program graduates (completers) on tests needed for licensure or certification.

Each year Wilkes University submits an institution report to the Pennsylvania Department of Education in compliance with Title II, Section 207 of the Higher Education Act of 1998 and General Standard for the Institutional Preparation of Professional Educators - Chapter 354.

Please note that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) determines pass rates for the certification tests using a sliding scale based on each candidate’s final Grade Point Average (GPA). Title II (national) pass rates do not use a sliding scale based on GPA. As such, PDE pass rates represent a more accurate reflection of program quality.

The Wilkes Title II Program Report is available online.

Wilkes Title II Program Report (.pdf)

Pass Rates

Praxis II exams, PECT exams and utilization of GPA adjustment (as needed).

Year Pass Rate
2019 79%
2020 81%
2021 84%

Certified Teachers

Certified teachers in the areas of:

  • Elementary and Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
  • Five Middle Level Programs:
    • Middle Level Math
    • Science
    • Math & Science
    • English (ELA)
    • Social Studies
  • Nine Secondary Programs:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth & Environmental Science
    • English
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Spanish
  • Special Education:
    • (PreK-8 and 7-12)
    • (PK-12)