The Praxis Series tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. There are two types of Praxis Examinations: the Praxis Core and the Praxis Subject Assessments. All student pursuing licensure are required to complete a selection of Praxis Subject Assessments according to the licensure they are pursuing. Students who have not scored 22 or higher on the ACT and/or1080 or higher on the SAT may also elect to take the Praxis Core series. You should take the Praxis Core Test by the end of your Freshman year. Transfer students should complete the Praxis Core series upon transferring to ETSU. All ACT/SAT or Praxis Core Tests should be passed before applying for Residency.
All Praxis assessments must be passed before any student can progress into Residency II. You should attempt any required Praxis assessments as early as comfortably possible to ensure your ability to retest if necessary. We recommend beginning the summer preceding Residency I. If students do no pass the subject area assessment after the first attempt, students should consult with department faculty for testing support before retesting. Students are required to submit a score report containing all required test scores for their licensure area to the Office of Educator Preparation via email or hand delivery by the first day of Residency II. Failure to pass all assessments will result in NOT advancing to Residency II.
Requirements for graduate students may vary by program.
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When should I take my Praxis Subject Assessment?
All Praxis Subject Assessments must be passed before any student can progress into Residency II. You should attempt any required Praxis Subject Assessments as early as comfortably possible to ensure your ability to retest if necessary. Requirements for graduate students may vary by program.
Praxis Subject Assessments are available only in limited testing windows. You may find available testing windows on the ETS website.
What Praxis Subject Assessments am I required to pass for my program?
To find your specific requirements, select your licensure area on the ETS website.
Where can I take my Praxis?
In addition to the ETSU Testing Center, there are additional locations that you may take your Praxis Assessments. You can find available locations on the ETS website and selecting your zip code. You will be required to select a location when you register for your assessment. Regardless of your testing locations, you must request that your scores be reported to ETSU and Tennessee Department of Education during your registration process.
When registering for the Praxis exam, students should include their Social Security Number and request that scores are sent to ETSU (TEST CODE 1198) and Tennessee Department of Education (TEST CODE 8190).
How do I register for my Praxis?
When registering for the Praxis exam, students should include their Social Security Number and request that scores are sent to ETSU (TEST CODE 1198) and Tennessee Department of Education (TEST CODE 8190). If a Praxis exam is taken in another state other than Tennessee, test scores will not be sent to Tennessee Department of Education.
You may register for all your Praxis Assessments by creating or signing into your ETS account.
For more information on Praxis Testing, visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.