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Information on the Praxis II Exam for Noyce Scholarship Candidates

The Praxis II exams are a set of standardized exams designed to test content knowledge in various subjects.  Students applying for the Noyce scholarship to the MAT program should take the Praxis II exam in their subject area as soon as possible before or immediately after applying for the Noyce scholarship.  A passing grade on this exam is required for admission to the MAT program, and must be achieved before a student is officially awarded a Noyce scholarship.  

These exams are offered periodically at the ETSU testing center at the main Sherrod Library on campus.   To find out the dates the test will be offered, go to this web site and choose your subject area in the drop-down box.  The dates it will be offered will appear. 

To register for the Praxis II exam, click here. Note that the cost of the exam currently is $120.

For the Noyce scholarship, the relevant Praxis II exams are:

  • Physics: Test Code #5265
  • Chemistry: Test Code #5245
  •  Computer Science: Test Code #5652
  • Engineering/Engineering Technology: Test Code #5051
  • Mathematics: secondary mathematics applicants have the option of choosing between two assessments. Candidates may submit qualifying scores on either the Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Test Code #5161) OR the National Evaluation Series (NES) Secondary Mathematics 6-12 (Test Code #304). They can find information on the NES exams at NES Assessments.

On-line material you can use to review for the Praxis II exam in your content area is available at this web site.

For us to officially award you a Noyce Scholarship, we must receive your Praxis II scores directly from the Praxis Series Services.  To avoid an additional fee to have scores sent to us, designate East Tennessee State University, Clemmer College, 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 Teacher Education 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 MAT Office in Warf-Pickel Hall room 418 or email your pdf Score Report to
In addition, it is mandatory that you designate the Tennessee Department of Education, Recipient Code #8190, if you take the test in a state other than Tennessee.  It is suggested that you designate this recipient in all cases even if you take the test in Tennessee.  Please review the information on the Education Testing Service (ETS) site related to sending Praxis scores.
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.  
It can take up to 6 weeks to receive your scores, so please leave enough time to receive your PASSING scores. Submit a copy to the MAT Office in 418 Warf-Pickel Hall or via email at

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