The Praxis Series is a prerequisite mandated by the Tennessee State Department of Education for the professional teacher’s license.
The Praxis is given on campus in accordance with the schedule established by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, New Jersey, for nationwide administration of the test.
Visit the ETS Praxis website for more information about Praxis tests and to create an account to register for tests, view test scores, and order test reports.
Students must have an ACT score of 22 or higher, SAT score of 1100 or higher, OR pass all 3 parts of the Praxis CORE exam to satisfy one of the Education Preparation Program admission requirements.
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests measure academic skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. The Core exams are offered in computer delivered format only.
The charts found on the ETS Tennessee Assessment Requirements website identify the Praxis required for each specific licensure area.
*Note: ETS updates their website with the most recent cut scores required by the State of Tennessee every September 1st. Be sure to visit the ETS website for the most current cut scores.
**Passing score for Praxis II Content Knowledge and Reading (if required) exams (cannot enter Residency I without passing-official score(s) must be on file in EPP office.
If you need help studying for the Praxis, check the Praxis exam information page.
Computer-delivered Praxis tests are offered by appointment. Some tests are offered continuously, and others are offered during specific testing windows that occur several times a year. To find test centers and dates, see www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates.
The ETS Proficiency Profile Exam (Senior Exit Exam) is required for all majors in order to graduate. The Office of Academic Records will place a "Post Comp Exam" Hold on your Banner account approximately one year before your intended date of graduation. Once you receive this hold on your Banner account, schedule your exam!
The exam is FREE and takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete. You must bring your UTM Confirmation email and a valid, unexpired driver's license, state ID card, passport, or student ID card to be admitted to the exam.
*Students will NOT graduate unless this exam is taken.
NOTE: There will be a MANDATORY $40 late fee if the exam not taken until the last two weeks before your scheduled graduation. The fee, cash or money order MUST be collected at the Testing Center before you will be permitted to take the exam.
Multiple openings are available in Greenfield as well as Cumberland, Dickson, Weakley, and Robertson County Schools.
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