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Basic Skills Requirement

What is BSR?

The Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) is required by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for anyone seeking a teaching credential. By satisfying the BSR, applicants demonstrate basic skills proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, and math.


Who needs to Satisfy BSR?

The requirement applies to those seeking a credential, certificate, or permit needed to serve in public schools. Some institutions may require the basic skills requirement prior to credential program enrollment.


When will students need to satisfy BSR?

Students will need to contact their advisor at the university (after transfer).

More information: 

The Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) PowerPoint
Teacher TRAC Program Guide to Verifying Coursework for BSR

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