Praxis II Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge.

Individuals entering the teaching profession take the Praxis II tests as part of the teacher licensing and certification process required by the state of Alabama – and many others.

Praxis II tests are available in computer-delivered formats only. They are administered by an international network of test centers which includes Prometric test centers, some universities, and other locations throughout the world. The University Testing Center administers the Praxis exam for all College of Education students. Please visit the Center’s website for scheduling information.

Please note deadlines for required Praxis II test scores to be received in the Teacher Education Services Office are posted on the News and Announcement Link / Internship Announcements.  These are NOT dates by which tests may be taken; these are dates by which passing scores must be reported.

Plan your time wisely. Scores are reported in the following manner:

  • Selected Response Test (Multiple Choice) scores are reported 10-11 Business Days after the Testing Window closes.
  • Constructed Response Test scores are reported 15-16 Business days after the Testing Window closes.

NOTE:

Opportunities for assistance are available for candidates who meet eligibility requirements.

  1. ETS Fee Waivers – Information can be found at the following link: www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/fee_waivers/.
  2. Athens State Praxis Scholarship Application

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I take the required Praxis II test(s) for my major?

All required Praxis tests must be completed and passed before being cleared for Internship. NOTE: The PLT (5622 or 5624) is no longer required for those programs that require the newly implemented edTPA portfolio during Internship.

Praxis II tests are offered on a limited basis. It is imperative that students plan accordingly so that scores will be received by the Teacher Education Services Department prior to deadline for internship placement.

Fall Internship – Praxis II test scores must be received by July 31
Spring Internship – Praxis II test scores must be received by Dec. 10

Praxis II Testing Date Information

Contact your advisor for details regarding when to complete Praxis II test(s) requirements for your respective major.

What are the Praxis II test requirements for my major?

Due to changes mandated by the Alabama State Department of Education, students will no longer be required to successfully pass the Content Praxis tests or Reading Praxis Tests before TEP admission. Students must still pass the Praxis Core Basic Skills Test prior to TEP admission, but the additional content Praxis tests must only be successfully passed prior to internship. The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) is no longer required with the implementation of the edTPA portfolio assessment in Fall 2018.

Additionally, the passing cut score for all Praxis tests (excluding Praxis Core) is increasing effective September 1, 2018 and will be based on your TEP admission date. If you are admitted into TEP prior to September 1, 2018, any test already passed with the old scores will be accepted for four (4) years. If you are admitted into TEP on or after September 1, 2018, ALL tests will need to be passed at the new higher score. Please contact your advisor for more information about Praxis required scores and/or if you have questions.

Praxis II Required Tests

How do I contact Praxis II Customer Service?
Praxis Series Customer Service: 1-800-772-9476
Praxis website: www.ets.org/praxis
How do I register for a Praxis II Test?
Praxis website: www.ets.org/praxis
Is there a limit to the number of times that I am allowed to take a Praxis II Test?
No, students are allowed to take a Praxis II Test as many times needed to obtain a passing score.
Does Athens State University College of Education offer faculty lead study sessions for Praxis II tests? If so, how do I register and when are they offered?

Yes, Athens State University College of Education does offer faculty led study sessions. Review upcoming study sessions.

If I receive financial aid, am I eligible for a fee waiver for the Praxis Series tests?

For computer-delivered test, download the Fee Waiver Request form.

Where can I locate frequently asked questions about the Praxis Series tests?
Where can I locate online study preparation materials for my major?

Preparation Materials found on the ETS website for Praxis Tests

Blackboard, My Organizations, Preparing for Praxis II Tests

Can I take my Praxis exams at Athens State University?

Yes. The University Testing Center located in Chasteen Hall (located on the corner of Hobbs Street and Clinton Street 2 blocks from the main campus).now administers the computerized Praxis exams. All students must register for any Praxis exam by visiting the Praxis website and entering the University’s site code of STN14800A.

For more Praxis II test information visit the Praxis Series Website.