If you’re considering taking the Praxis exam but don’t have an education degree, you may be wondering if you’re eligible. The answer is yes – you can take the Praxis without an education degree, as long as you meet the other requirements.
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Who is eligible to take the Praxis?
The Praxis® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The tests are intended for individuals who have completed or are close to completing an undergraduate or graduate degree program in education.
What are the requirements to take the Praxis?
There are only a few requirements to take the Praxis. You must have a bachelor’s degree, and you must meet any additional requirements of the state in which you wish to teaching. Some states require you to have a major in the subject area you want to teach, or a certain number of hours of coursework in that subject. Most states also require you to complete a teacher preparation program before taking the Praxis.
How do I register for the Praxis?
The Praxis ® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.
You can register for the Praxis tests online or by mail. To register online, go to www.ets.org/praxis. To register by mail, complete and send a registration form (PDF), which is available at https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/registration_form.pdf,, along with payment, to:
P.O. Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
You must submit a separate registration form and fee for each test you wish to take. Fees are subject to change; please check www.ets.org/praxis for the most current fee information prior to registering for a test
What is the Praxis test like?
The Praxis test is an exam that is required for licensure as a teacher in many states. The test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and consists of two different parts: the Praxis Core and the Praxis Subject Assessments.
The Praxis Core is a three-hour exam that consists of reading, writing, and mathematics sections. The Praxis Subject Assessments are one-hour exams that cover specific content areas such as history, science, or English.
You can find more information about the Praxis tests, including sample questions and study materials, on the ETS website.
How do I prepare for the Praxis?
Praxis is a difficult test, and it is important to be as prepared as possible. You can find free Praxis prep materials, such as sample questions and practice tests, on the ETS website. However, these materials may not be enough to help you feel confident and prepared on test day. Consider enrolling in a Praxis prep course. These courses are offered both in-person and online and can help you review the content you need to know for the Praxis.
What is the passing score for the Praxis?
The minimum passing score for the Praxis I PPST is 147 for Reading, 148 for Writing, and 142 for Mathematics. The minimum passing score for the Praxis II PPST is generally a score of 500; however, some states have adopted different standards. Contact your state’s Department of Education to determine the minimum passing score required in your state.
How do I get my Praxis results?
Praxis test takers can view their unofficial test results online within 10–15 days after testing. To get your results:
Go to the My Praxis account page.
Enter your account information.
Click the Test History and Scores tab.
Click on the test date for your most recent Praxis test.
Your unofficial score report will display as a PDF file. You can print, save or share this report.
What do I do if I don’t pass the Praxis?
If you do not pass the Praxis, you may retake the test after 60 days. If you need to retake the Praxis, you should ask your state education agency about retesting policies.