Fields Scores Perfect 200 on Praxis II Teacher Exam

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Hartsville, S.C. (June 2, 2010) --  Cynthia Fields, an elementary education and early childhood education double major at Coker College, has scored a perfect 200 on the national teacher certification exam, Praxis II: Education of Young Children. Just 2.3% of all Praxis test takers in South Carolina make a perfect score, according the state’s Office of Educator Certification.

The Praxis II measures knowledge of specific subjects and general areas that K–12 educators will teach. South Carolina and most states use the Praxis tests to license new teachers.

Fields is the second teacher education student at Coker College this year to earn a perfect score on the exam. She is advised by Dr. Susan Henderson, assistant professor of education and chair of Coker College’s education department.

A resident of Hartsville, S.C., Fields is a senior in Coker College’s evening program and an employee of Aramark food services on campus. She has been a teacher assistant at schools in the Hartsville area. In the fall, Fields will begin student teaching second grade at Washington Street Elementary in Hartsville.

Fields expects to graduate from Coker College in December 2010. She plans to earn a master’s degree while pursuing her teaching career.




Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, comprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review rates Coker a Best Southeastern College based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.




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