Everyone must receive a passing score on the Praxis II Content Knowledge exam in their specific area before they can be admitted into the program. Middle Grades applicants must complete the Middle School: Content Knowledge test code 5146 with a score of 150 of better to be accepted into the program. Secondary applicants must complete the test that corresponds with their desired field for licensure. Details can be found on this website under secondary education.
If you do not meet the ACT or SAT requirements you must take the Praxis I, also called Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Information on that test can be found here.
MAT students will be required to take at least one more Praxis exam in addition to the ones entered above. Middle grades teacher candidates must complete Teaching Reading: Elementary Education test code 5203 with a score of at least a 162, and Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 5-9 test code 5623 with a score of at least 158. Secondary candidates must pass Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 7-12 test code 5624 with a score of at least 155.
Check the State Requirements page for Tennessee - http://www.ets.org/praxis/tn. Each state using The Praxis Series™ tests sets its own specific testing requirements.
This information is found on the Praxis™ Test Centers and Dates page http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates.
See How to Register for registration information, including how to register online http://www.ets.org/praxis/register.
There is no registration fee for your Praxis test. See Test Fees for information on specific test and service fees.
Learn how to make changes to your registration on our Praxis Registration Changes page.
Follow the appropriate link on the account sign-in page to view your user name or create a new password.
View the Prepare for a Test page for free and affordable test prep materials.
Praxis score report schedules and Praxis score information, including a downloadable score guide, is available on the Scores page.
Learn about canceling your registration and receiving a refund on the PraxisRegistration Changes page of our website.
Visit the Praxis Contact Us page.
To register for Praxis exams create a My Praxis Account. Please see Educational Testing Services (ETS)/ Praxis for Tennessee.
Required tests for program admission include the Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests. These tests are available in computer-delivered format. For the TEML program at ETSU, the Core tests are waived dependent on an ACT score of 22 or higher [21 if taken prior to 1989] or an SAT score of 1020 or higher [920 if taken prior to April 1, 1995.] See How to Apply.
Additional Admission Requirement: PRAXIS II Test Information for Middle and Secondary is available here.
It takes about 1 month to receive your scores, so please leave enough time to receive your PASSING scores. Submit a copy to the TEML Office in 418 Warf-Pickel Hall in order to be eligible for admission to the program. You are also required to take at least one additional Praxis II Exam after your second semester. All passing scores must be received before you can continue your final Residency Year.
**All information retrieved from ETS.