115C-296.9. Minimum admissions requirements for educator preparation programs.

(a) Testing. - An undergraduate student seeking a degree in education shall attain passing scores on a preprofessional skills test prior to admission to an approved program in the State. The State Board of Education shall permit students to fulfill this requirement by achieving the prescribed minimum scores set by the State Board of Education for the Praxis Core tests or by achieving the appropriate required scores, as determined by the State Board of Education, on the verbal and mathematics portions of the SAT or ACT. The minimum combined verbal and mathematics score set by the State Board for the SAT shall be 1,100 or greater. The minimum composite score set by the State Board for the ACT shall be 24 or greater.

(b) Grade Point Average. - An approved educator preparation program in the State shall not admit an undergraduate student into an educator preparation program unless that student has earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.7. An approved educator preparation program shall ensure that the minimum cohort grade point average for each entering cohort to an educator preparation program is at least a 3.0. (2015-241, s. 8.41(a).)