Praxis II

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.

Beginning with students entering the program in Fall 2017, all required Praxis tests must be completed and passed before entering the Teacher Education Program (TEP), during which internship is completed. Those who entered the program prior to Fall 2017 will not be subject to this requirement. 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.

For example, if the Principles of Learning and Teaching test is taken on November 4, 2016 in the 11/3 – 11/15/16 testing window, the score will not be reported until 15-16 Business Days from November 15: December 8 or 9 (Possibly December 10 since Thanksgiving is not considered a “business” day.)

NOTE:

ETS has Fee Waivers available for candidates who meet eligibility requirements.  Information regarding Fee Waivers can be found at the following link: https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/fee_waivers/.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Beginning with students entering the program in Fall 2017, all required Praxis tests must be completed and passed before entering the Teacher Education Program (TEP), during which internship is completed. Those who entered the program prior to Fall 2017 will not be subject to this requirement.

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. 1

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?
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.

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