April 28, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Opens Regional Testing Center for Credentialing Exams
Elizabeth City, NC - March 28, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a relationship with PearsonVUE and is now a regional testing center. Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets. It boasts the world’s leading test center network, with over 5,100 test centers in 175 countries. As a regional public testing center people will no longer need to travel out of the Northeastern North Carolina region to find a test center. MACU is the only public testing center in Northeast North Carolina.
Teacher education candidates will be able to take the “North Carolina Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum” exams. The Foundations of Reading test for North Carolina assesses proficiency and depth of understanding of the subjects of reading and writing development. The test reflects scientifically based reading research and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The General Curriculum test for North Carolina assesses proficiency and depth of understanding of each of the elementary subject matters required for an elementary teaching license in North Carolina. It is a test of general content knowledge including language arts, history and social science, science and technology/engineering, and mathematics.
In addition to teacher certification exams, people will also be able to take Information Technology certification exams for applications and programs from companies like Cisco®, CompTIA®, Citrix®, Novell® and many more. Military personnel in the region will benefit from the test center because the MACU testing center is also authorized by the DEFENSE SECURITY SERVICE (DSS) to deliver credentialing exams for The Security Professional Education Development Program (SPeD) for military, government agency and federal contractor personnel. The SPeD Certification Program exams include four core certifications that progress as the responsibility and complexity of the security role increases.
The MACU PearsonVUE test center will initially be open on Wednesdays and Fridays. Registration for exams will occur through the PearsonVUE website (www.pearsonvue.com).
Questions or comments may be directed to the Office of the President.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's mission and values.
John Maurice, VP for Institutional Advancement