To qualify for the initial Professional Teacher Certification (PTC I) in American Samoa, all candidates must:
Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Complete all required American Samoa teacher certification courses
Pass Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests in Reading, Writing and Math
Who must take the tests?
All individuals applying to teach in the Early Childhood Education Program or in any of the K–12 public schools in American Samoa shall successfully pass all three Praxis Core tests to demonstrate educator qualification.