When should I take the Praxis?

Praxis I®

  • Passing scores for all three Praxis Core or Praxis I® tests (in addition to other requirements) are required for TED Program Admission except in cases where the requirement is waived due to alternate test scores (ACT, SAT or GRE).
  • The Praxis Core or I® tests should be taken as early as possible in your academic career. Most students take the Praxis Core or I® tests either right after high school, or after completing WRIT 101, the core math class, and a few general education courses, if it has been awhile since your last course in the subject area.
  • Other timing issues to consider are test registration deadlines, the time needed for test scoring, class registration timelines, and time to retake test(s) if needed.

Subject Area Tests (Praxis II® or ACTFL World Language Tests)

  • Passing scores for all appropriate subject area test(s) (in addition to other requirements) must be submitted with the Student Teaching Application.
  • The subject area examinations test students on content and pedagogical knowledge and skills - therefore, they should be taken after the completion of most coursework, but early enough to meet student teaching application deadlines.
  • Other timing issues to consider are test registration deadlines, time needed for test scoring, time to retake test(s) if needed, etc.
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