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 Internship Announcements page. 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.
Opportunities for assistance are available for candidates who meet eligibility requirements.
- ETS Fee Waivers – Information can be found at the following link: www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/fee_waivers/.
- 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 the 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 the deadline for internship placement.
Contact your advisor for details regarding when to complete the Praxis II test(s) requirements for your respective major.
What are the Praxis II test requirements for my major?
Please contact your education advisor and request an Advising Guide. The Advising Guide will provide up-to-date information on the current Praxis II exams required for each program.
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 as 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.
There are currently no scheduled Praxis II Study Sessions. Please check back later to see if additional sessions have been added.
If I receive financial aid, am I eligible for a fee waiver for the Praxis Series tests?
For a 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?
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 at 161 North Clinton Street Athens AL 35611 (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.