Professional Readiness Exam
Retaking the ACT is highly recommended. www.actstudent.org
Professional Readiness Exam (#096) is a test of reading, mathematics, and writing skills required of all teaching candidates in Michigan. There are four paper-based testing dates each calendar year. Check online for the computer-based testing dates. Registration for the test must be completed several weeks in advance of the test date.
Students preparing for Admission need to select a test date so that the results will be received prior to the deadline for the admission date you have selected. If you have any questions about the timing of your test date, you should contact the Center for Student Services' Office.
Be certain to send results to CMU. If CMU is not indicated as the receiving institution, the student will need to order a paper copy from the testing company that is to be sent directly to the Center for Student Services. MDE specifies that CMU is
NOT to receive any paper copies furnished by the student. Be sure to retain a copy of the results for your own records.
Information on how to study for the Professional Readiness Exam can be found here.
If you don't pass one or more of the three sections, you will need to retake ONLY the section(s) of the test that you did not pass. Consult the Registration
site for more information.
Process for Accepting ACT/MME Scores in Lieu of PRE
ACT and/or MME scores must be received and on file in the Center for Student Services (CSS) prior to the desired admission date. Please be aware that each section (Reading, Math, and Writing) must record a passing score to be eligible for admission to CMU's education program, whether
the passing section is from the PRE, ACT or MME. ACT data from 1989 forward may be used. MME data from March 2007 through January 2015 may be used.The following table describes what minimum scores can be accepted:
*ACT Writing scores taken after August 2015 can be used, please contact the Center for Student Services for score evaluation.
ACT Score Equivalencies||
MME Score Equivalencies |||
Combined English + Writing||
If you have any questions, contact Shannon Ebner
or by phone 989-774-3309.