Prepping for 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.
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
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.
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 the 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 Series Customer Service: 1-800-772-9476
Praxis website: www.ets.org/praxis
Praxis website: www.ets.org/praxis
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 a computer-delivered test, download the Fee Waiver Request form.
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.