Butler County Community College - Butler, PA

About Praxis PAPA & PECT



Our online instructors are Pennsylvania certified teachers and experts in their content area. We will help you assess your skills and identify your strengths and weaknesses.


What is PRAXIS™ ?


The PRAXIS II™ exams are content driven with different exams for elementary, middle and secondary education. All teacher candidates seeking initial teacher certification (undergraduates and graduates) in many states must take and pass the appropriate PRAXIS II™ exams for licensure according to your State's requirements.


What is PAPA?

PAPA stands for Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment. PAPA is a new pre-professional skills test required for all teacher certification in the state of Pennsylvania only. PAPA is computer-based only and must be taken at authorized Pearson VUE testing centers in Pennsylvania. Teacher candidates in Pennsylvania must pass PAPA before they can enter a college of education. To register for the exam, go to PAPA is administered by Pearson.


What is PECT?

PECT stands for Pennsylvania Educator Certification Test. Teacher candidates seeking certification in PreK-4 or Special Education in Pennsylvania will have to pass their appropriate PECT exam for initial certification in Pennsylvania. PECT exams are administered by Pearson. To register for a PECT exam, go to


Attention PA Test Takers:

Undergraduate candidates who have taken or registered for the PPST Praxis I basic skills PRIOR to April 2, 2012 will have their PPST scores accepted by PDE. Candidates who took the PPST's and were not successful may retake the PPST's after April 2, 2012 until they are successful. Candidates who have not taken or registered for PPST prior to April 2, 2012 must take the new PAPA exams. To learn more about the PAPA exams, please visit



Tutoring is available for most exams and recommended for repeat test takers.
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Classes start February 24, 2016

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