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Aspiring Teachers Failing to Become Teachers

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The test is called the Professional Readiness Exam.

An aspiring teacher would have to pass this test in college before they are allowed to student teach.

The state recently made the test more difficult and future teachers are struggling to adjust.

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is the only college to have more than 40% of their students pass the test while Ferris State didn't have a single student make grade.

But future employers expect the grades to level out as future teachers adapt to the harder test.

Students can take the test as many times as they want but Mt. Pleasant also says that the harder test may weed out the students that may not be cut out to teach and they can focus their schooling somewhere else.

9&10 News' Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Jeff Blevins spoke to future employers at Mt. Pleasant schools and have more details.