Praxis is a series of teacher certification exams designed and provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Passing a Praxis exam tends to be required or at least encouraged in the duration of a teaching course and many states in the U.S. require Praxis exam completion in order to obtain teaching positions. The Praxis Art: … Read more
Most states across the US will require you to take and pass the Praxis World and US History Content Knowledge exam before becoming a teacher of that subject at the secondary level. In order to succeed on this exam and in your career, you’ll need an expert level grasp of world history spanning from about … Read more
While it’s true that an excellent theatre group can turn any production into magic, they need a competent and knowledgeable teacher to guide them. There’s no doubt this is what you’re hoping to become if you’re training to become a theatre teacher in the United States. Doing so takes more than taking all the required … Read more
The Praxis Technology Education exam is a required part of the certification process for candidates seeking to become a middle or high school teacher. It covers a range of relevant knowledge and capabilities necessary to effectively teach students a technology curriculum.
The Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary test was designed to evaluate prospective teachers’ knowledge and skills pertaining to reading development at the elementary level. The Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary exam covers the five effective reading components identified by the National Reading Panel in an effort to ensure the inculcation of best practices among elementary reading teachers. … Read more
The Praxis Teaching Reading: K-12 (5206) exam is an evaluation used to assess your relevant knowledge and understanding of the five necessary components of operative reading instruction as identified by the National Reading Panel. These areas include phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. The Praxis Teaching Reading exam serves a dual purpose: providing a … Read more
Speech-language pathologists play an important role in the early development of children with certain language and swallowing disorders. These professionals work with children to assess the causes of their disorder and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
After years of devotion to your field, you’re finally on your way to launching your career as a professional educator of students with intellectual disabilities. However, if you plan to teach in the United States, there’s a likely possibility you’ll have to prove your capabilities through one final test: the Praxis Special Education: Teaching Students … Read more
Meeting the needs of students requires the utmost dedication, especially when these students have special needs. It is the job of special education teachers to know how to properly engage their students—a task that requires extensive training. Exams like the Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications test assess whether you’ve mastered … Read more
No matter the degree of severity of your student’s needs, a teacher of special needs students must always be prepared. By knowing how to adequately educate your students, you can more easily guide them toward success—the ultimate goal of every teacher. Before you can help your students succeed, you have to succeed as well by … Read more
Educators who want to teach special education programs from preschool through grade 12 must be certified to show they have the skills necessary to teach at that level. That’s why candidates take the Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354) Exam, which tests knowledge of basic special education principals. The test’s content is largely … Read more
The Praxis Spanish: World Language exam is designed to test those interested in teaching Spanish to kindergarten students through high school seniors. It tests participants on the knowledge, aptitude, and skills necessary to have a successful career in teaching Spanish. It is designed to cover every facet of Spanish education, including reading, writing, listening, cultural … Read more
The Praxis Social Studies: Content and Interpretation (5086) exam is a test used to assess beginning secondary school teachers’ relevant social studies content knowledge, as well as interpretation, methodology, and application. The Praxis Social Studies: Content and Interpretation exam was designed in accordance with the standards delineated by the National Standards for Social Studies Teachers, … Read more
The Praxis Social Studies: Content Knowledge Exam is a standardized test that has been designed to evaluate participants on their aptitude and knowledge around serving as an entry-level social studies teacher for secondary education. The test was created in coordination with the National Standards for Social Studies Teachers as defined by the National Council for … Read more
The job of any psychologist should never be taken lightly—especially so for those working in schools. Youth mental health is all too often neglected, which leads not only to poor academic performance, but lowered quality of life and happiness in children and teenagers alike. The main goal of any educational professional is to help today’s … Read more
The Praxis exams are a series of standardized tests written and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to evaluate participants’ skills and knowledge for various teaching positions. Praxis scores are often used as qualifications for hired educator positions. The Praxis Reading Specialist test is designed specifically for those who already have advanced academic training … Read more
The Praxis Professional School Counselor Exam is intended to determine if those seeking to become school counselors have the relevant knowledge and skills required. It is based on the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) “National Model” and, as such, it includes the four categories in that model.
The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 test is an exam used to assess your knowledge and understanding of foundational educational practices as an entry-level educator in grades 7-12. The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching exam is geared toward teaching candidates who have completed or are nearing the completion of their undergraduate … Read more
Physics has a certain electricity about it, doesn’t it? But it also has mechanics and optics and waves, other topics covered in the Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) exam offered by Praxis. Educators take the Praxis exam to show they have the expertise to teach at the secondary school level. Physics: Content Knowledge is an important … Read more
The Praxis Physical Education: Content Knowledge Exam is used to assess a test taker’s understanding of the knowledge and skills essential for a career in physical education. Candidates usually take this test shortly after (or right before) completing their bachelor’s degree in physical education, exercise science, or a similar field. How Should I Prepare for … Read more
Physical education is a crucial component of any education curriculum. Strong bodies are just as important as strong minds. That’s why educators who want to teach physical education take the Praxis Physical Education: Content and Design (5095) Exam.
Math and science are important subjects for middle school students to learn. These two subjects are used in a variety of professions, from computers to medicine. It’s important for students to know the fundamentals so they can be poised for success in high school, college and beyond. As a middle school teacher, it’s your responsibility … Read more
Pennsylvania has strict academic standards for its teachers. In order to teach English and social studies at the middle school level, you need to have a firm grasp of the content. That’s why incoming teachers are required to take the Praxis PA Grades 4-8 Core Assessment: English Language Arts and Social Studies exam. The Praxis … Read more
Those aspiring to teach elementary school in the state of Pennsylvania must pass a series of tests in order to be accepted as teacher. This is called the Praxis PA Grades 4-8 Core Assessment exam and it involves three main tests that assess whether or not the test taker has the skills and knowledge to … Read more
Those who are interested in a career in music education at any grade level will need to take the Praxis Music Content Knowledge Exam as part of the licensing and certification process. The test will measure a candidate’s competency and skills in music history, literature, theory, practice, and instruction. When Can I Register for the … Read more
The trained educators who teach music in grades K-12 have passed the Praxis Music: Content and Instruction (5114) Exam. The test assesses the beginning educator’s ability to teach this subject. The test contains four content areas, and this guide will walk you through them.
As part of the certification process for becoming a middle school teacher of social studies, many states require candidates to first take and successfully pass the Praxis Middle School: Social Studies exam. This exam will measure your understanding of United States history, world history, government and civics, geography, and economics. What Will I Be Expected … Read more
A college degree does not confer a license to teach in America’s public schools. In most states, those at or near degree completion who aspire to teach middle school science classes must pass the Praxis 5440 exam. Developed by the Educational Testing Service, Praxis tests assess the subject matter knowledge and teaching skills of candidates … Read more
By the time students enter Middle School, they’re ready to take on advanced math problems like algebra, geometry, and data. Educators who want to teach these courses take the Praxis Middle School: Mathematics (5169) exam. By the time students enter Middle School, they’re ready to take on advanced math problems like algebra, geometry, and data. … Read more
English language arts is an exciting subject that teaches students about the greats in literature and shows students proper techniques in a range of subjects that include reading and writing. The Praxis Middle School English Language Arts (5047) Exam measures whether educators who want to teach middle school English language arts have the necessary skills. … Read more
Along with a college degree, training, and a general teaching exam, most states require beginning teachers to pass subject exams before they become certified or licensed to teach a particular subject. The Praxis Mathematics Content Knowledge exam evaluates the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary to teach mathematics to secondary school students.
In many states, educators seeking certification as K-12 library media specialists take the Praxis 5311 test. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) offers the Praxis 5311 exam to candidates who meet the educational requirements for public school librarians in their state. Does your state require the 5311 Library Media Specialist Exam? Ask your college adviser. Next, … Read more
What’s more important than a healthy, happy child? Not much. Just ask any parent. Our schools—and especially, physical education instructors—play a very important role in the health of our children. But do you, as a teacher, have the skills and knowledge you need in this important field? The Praxis Health and Physical Education Content Knowledge … Read more
Health includes several different categories. There’s public health, disease, pollution, and nutrition, just to name a few topics. Educators who want to teach health education must pass the Praxis Health Education (5551) Exam.
It is common knowledge that gifted students have different educational needs than most. As a Gifted Education professional, it will be your job to help these students meet their full potential. In order to do so, however, you’ll have to be fully equipped with the tools and knowledge to meet your students’ needs. You’ll also … Read more
You’re an aspiring secondary education teacher who wants to teach science. How do you know you have the skills and knowledge to succeed? You take the Praxis General Science Content Knowledge Exam. But there’s a lot to this test, and the information below will help you as you prepare. Also, we’ll tell you about an … Read more
How do you deal with conflict? How do you make healthy living choices? These may seem like elementary questions, but they’re issues that students must learn. That’s why qualified teachers in the family and consumer science field have passed the Praxis Family and Consumer Sciences (5122) Exam. The exam, for educators who want to teach … Read more
The Praxis English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Exam measures a candidate’s understanding of both the English language itself as well as the pedagogical theory and practice necessary to teach that language to non-native speakers. It is required in most states for those seeking a career in ESOL education. How Long Does the Test … Read more
The Praxis English Language Arts: Content Knowledge test is an exam used to evaluate your standards-relevant knowledge and understanding of competent educational practices as a prospective English Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. The Praxis English Language Arts: Content Knowledge exam is aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and was designed to assess … Read more
Each year, hundreds of new English teachers earn their certification and begin entering the classroom as professionals. If you’re on this page, you’re likely drawing close to this milestone; there’s just one last hurdle you’ll need to clear beforehand. This hurdle is the Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam. This exam can be … Read more
For prospective teachers seeking a career as a teacher for elementary grades, you will need to pass the Praxis Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications Exam as part of the certification process. The scope of the test is broad, covering reading, math, science, art, and social science. So you definitely need to make sure you … Read more
The Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects exam was created to determine the content knowledge of entry-level elementary school teachers. It questions test takers on the necessary science, mathematics, English and social studies expertise at the elementary school level. It is designed around the requirements of a generalist elementary school license.
The early childhood years are critical to a child’s learning development. Through play and other activities, children begin the process of learning how to make choices and decisions.
The Praxis Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision Exam is designed to measure a candidate’s core competencies in the field of education leadership. It’s required in many states for those who are seeking an administrative career such as principals, directors, and administrators. The test covers a range of knowledge and skills essential to success in these … Read more
The Praxis Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge exam is designed for those seeking positions as secondary school earth and space science teachers. Usually, participants have already completed a bachelor’s degree program in earth and space science education or are close to doing so before they take the exam. The test questions were developed to … Read more
You’re on your way to becoming an early childhood education teacher, and you’re ready to get your teaching license and become certified. Part of the license/certification process includes taking the Praxis Early Childhood Education Exam. The exam assesses knowledge of specific subject matter, as well general and subject-specific teaching skills, for professionals who teach grades … Read more
Most everyone is aware of how important and prevalent technology is in today’s world. However, without the careful instruction of Computer Science teachers, the industry can’t continue to grow. To ensure all incoming Computer Science teachers are able to perform their jobs well, the Educational Testing Service offers a mandatory Praxis Computer Science test. If … Read more
Students can have an interesting “reaction” to chemistry. Okay, so maybe puns aren’t part of the chemistry curriculum, but issues of matter, nuclear structure, and yes, chemical reactions certainly are. Educators who want to teach chemistry at the secondary school level must take and pass the Praxis Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) Exam. It’s an important … Read more
The Praxis Business Education: Content Knowledge exam has been designed to test participants on their ability to teach the subject of business and economics and passing it provides credentials that are acknowledged in the vast majority of the United States. How Is the Praxis Business Education: Content Knowledge Exam Administered? The Praxis Business Education: Content … Read more
The Praxis Biology: Content Knowledge exam is one of the many Praxis tests offered. These exams are used in many states across the country as part of the certification process for becoming a teacher. You’ll need to consult the teacher certification board in your state to find out whether or not you will need to … Read more
Every parent and youth professional understands the importance of evaluating children’s hearing as they grow. You likely remember the hearing tests you had to take every other year throughout elementary school. As a future audiologist, it will be your job to monitor the same development in today’s generation of children. Before you can get started … Read more
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that can directly apply to works of art. Some look at the lines and shadows and see the beauty right away while others are confused by the imagery. In school, art educators unravel the meaning of art to students by examining historical periods, art creation and … Read more
While it isn’t as frequently taught as other subjects, agriculture is just as important educational course as any, especially for those interested in taking it up as a career. This is why we need competent and capable teachers to educate today’s agriculture students—teachers just like what you’re aspiring to be. To ensure you’re able to … Read more
The Praxis series is a group of exams administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) that are designed to assess an individual’s general and specific teaching skills. These exams are used by state and local licensing boards in 44 states as a means of determining which individuals possess the knowledge necessary to become certified or … Read more
0700: Agriculture The Praxis: Agriculture exam measures the subject knowledge of junior and senior high school agriculture teachers. The exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions, and must be completed within 2 hours. The test difficulty is appropriate for individuals who have finished a bachelor’s degree program in agricultural education. The test covers seven content areas: … Read more
The Praxis CASE Writing Exam not only measures your grasp of language and grammar but your ability to produce well-organized, coherent, and compelling texts. It’s required by many states as part of the teacher certification process.
The Praxis CASE Reading Exam is required by most states for those who want to become certified teachers of any grade level. It measures the essential skills of reading comprehension at a college level.
The Praxis CASE Math Exam is required by most states as part of the teacher certification process and you will likely need to take it early on in your college career. It measures your ability in basic mathematical formulas and concepts as well as your ability to use mathematical information.
There are a number of reasons for teachers to take the Praxis: Subject Assessment tests. Many states require these exams as part of the licensing or certification process, and many professional organizations require them for entry. Many teachers take the Praxis simply to improve their resume. The Praxis has been developed by the Educational Testing … Read more
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests are a series of three tests that measure reading, writing, and mathematics skills. The tests are used for either determining which candidates are qualified for a teacher education program or as part of the licensing process for those who have graduated with education degrees and wish to become … Read more
The ParaPro Assessment is a Praxis exam designed for practicing and prospective paraprofessionals in the field of education. The ParaPro Assessment measures test-takers’ knowledge and skills in basic content areas, such as reading, writing, and mathematics. The aim of the ParaPro Assessment is to ensure paraprofessionals possess the requisite skills and knowledge to perform well … Read more