Why do I need to take the Praxis?

Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction requires passing Praxis Core or Praxis I® scores for entry into a teacher preparation program, and passing subject area tests (Praxis II® or ACTFL World Language Test) scores for initial licensure. These are in addition to other licensure requirements for the state of Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin-Superior requires these tests for all teacher education candidates as part of official degree requirements.