Praxis Information

To register for Praxis exams create a My Praxis Account. Please see Educational Testing Services (ETS)/ Praxis for Tennessee.

Required tests for program admission include the Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests. These tests are available in computer-delivered format. For the TEML program at ETSU, the Core tests are waived dependent on an ACT score of 22 or higher [21 if taken prior to 1989] or an SAT score of 1020 or higher [920 if taken prior to April 1, 1995.] See How to Apply.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).
Remember, in order for us to recommend you for a Tennessee teaching license, we must have your report of scores directly from the Praxis Series Services.  To avoid an additional fee to have  scores sent to us, designate East Tennessee State University, College of Education, Recipient Code #1198, as one of your score recipients when you register for the tests. Although you select ETSU (code 1198) as a recipient, the scores do not come directly to the TEML office or to the Residency Field Offices. It is your responsibility to bring a copy of all of your passing Praxis exam scores to the TEML Office in 509B Warf-Pickel Hall.

In addition, we suggest that you designate the Tenn. Dept. of Education, Recipient Code #8190. The Tennessee Department of Education cannot accept score reports that do not have social security numbers.  This requires that you enter your social security number in the test registration.

Additional Admission Requirement: PRAXIS II Test Information for Middle and Secondary is available here.


It takes about 1 month to receive your scores, so please leave enough time to receive your PASSING  scores. Submit a copy to the TEML Office in 509B Warf-Pickel Hall in order to be eligible for admission to the program. You are also required to take at least one additional Praxis II Exam after your second semester. All passing scores must be received before you can continue your final Residency Year.

**All information retrieved from ETS.