Current CBASE Policy

Our goal is to have students who start our program, finish our program with license in hand.

In response to recent changes made  by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners in July (2020), the Gleazer School of Education has adjusted its Teacher Education Program admissions process. 

The Graceland Teacher Education Program's  admissions criteria will now include taking the online CBASE exam; the requirement is designed to help us better prepare our education candidates for the Praxis II Content exams which are required to earn Iowa teaching licensing.  

Beginning August 2020,  all students who have not yet been admitted to the Graceland Teacher Education Program (regardless of how many CBASE attempts made or sections passed) will be required to take the full online CBASE exam (Math, English, Science,  Social Studies, and Writing).  The GSOE will be utilizing a pre-established baseline score to determine a standard level of proficiency in each area; however, simply completing the online exam will meet this criteria for admission into the program.  Those students who have passed the MOGEA exam will be the only candidates exempt from this requirement.

The CBASE scores will be analyzed to assess each candidate's preparedness. The scores will be utilized to identify the areas in which candidates may need improvement.  This knowledge will help you to better prepare for your future Praxis II exams and to assist the GSOE faculty in promoting candidate success. 

Contact your advisor with any questions or concerns you might have.