Certification Assessments measure knowledge of specific content that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. Applicants for teacher licensing must meet the requirements in effect at the time an application is received in the Alabama State Department of Education.
Assessment exams 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 assessment exams for all College of Education students. Please visit the Center’s website for scheduling information.
After applying for Internship, passing scores for all required assessments are to be received in the Teacher Education Services Office prior to being cleared for an Internship placement. (see FAQ #1 for Internship clearance deadlines)
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.
Fee Assistance opportunities 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/.
Frequently Asked Questions
Praxis exams must be passed prior to being cleared for Internship. Praxis II tests are offered on a limited basis. Schedule tests accordingly so that scores will be received by the Teacher Education Services Department prior to the deadline for Internship placement. Click the link below to review deadlines:
Please contact your education advisor and request an Advising Guide, to ensure you have up-to-date information on the current Praxis II exam(s) required for your program.
Praxis website – Content Exams: www.ets.org/praxis
Pearson website – Foundations of Reading 190: https://www.al.nesinc.com/
- You must create a Pearson account to register for this exam. When creating your Pearson account, you must use your ALSDE Teacher ID #;
- Go to https://tcert.alsde.edu/Portal/Public/Pages/SearchCerts.aspx; “Search” by your name and birth year.
No, students are allowed to take a Praxis II Test as many times as needed to obtain a passing score.
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.
For more information, visit the ETS Fee Waiver page.
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.