School of Education

Praxis Info

What is the New Praxis I Core?

The Core Academic Skills For Educators (CASE) is a testing program that many states use as part of their certification requirements.  PRAXIS I - Academic Skills Assessment, is composed of three tests: the Core in reading, writing and mathematics.

Do I have to take PRAXIS I Core?

Yes, you must pass the Praxis I tests (reading, writing and mathematics) in order to be admitted into UNCP's Teacher Education Program

EXCEPT if you have a four-year college degree (with a 2.5 GPA) from a Regionally Accredited Institution.

OR , if you have the following:

SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math only) or ACT combined score of 24 - you do NOT have to take any of the PRAXIS I tests.

SAT math score of 550 or ACT math score of 24- you do NOT have to take the PRAXIS math test.

SAT verbal score of 550 or ACT English test score of 24- you do NOT have to take the PRAXIS reading or writing tests.

How do I register?

Computer-Delivered Tests:

To register for a computer-delivered Praxis test using a credit or debit card, visit or call for an appointment at 1-800-853-6773

Paper-Delivered Tests:

Register online, visit, for paper-delivered; Praxis I and Praxis II using a credit or debit card.

Information for registration:

Name of institution attended:

UNCP code A5534

Names of agencies or institutions to whom you want score reports sent:

UNCP code R5534


NC Division of Teacher Ed. Services. R7846

When are the tests given?

Paper and pencil tests are given  four times a year. Computer-based tests are given numerous times, just call for a date that meets your needs.

What tests do I need to take?

You need to take the Praxis I series (before August 1, 2014), which consists of reading, writing, and mathematics. The codes for these tests are as follows:

Paper and pencil tests:

Reading—0710 Writing—0720 Math—0730

Computer-based tests (C-PPST):

Reading—5710 Writing—5720 Math—5730


You need to take the CASE series, which consists of reading, writing and mathematics.  The codes for these tests are as follows:

Computer-based tests (C-PPST):

Reading-5712, Writing-5722, Math-5732


What scores do I need to obtain to pass the tests?

In NC, passing scores for the paper and pencil tests and the computer-based tests for Praxis I are the same.

The Praxis I passing test scores are:

Reading 176

Writing 173

Math 173

OR a combined score of 522

The CASE series passing test scores are:

Reading 156

Writing 162

Math 150

OR a combined score 468

You may retake any of the tests you do not pass without taking the others. 

When do I need to take the PRAXIS I?

Typically, you take it sophomore year or ASAP for transfer students.

How much do the tests cost? 

See ets website for fee waiver information

Computer tests -- 1 Test-$85, 2 Tests-$125, 3 Tests-Combined-Reading, Writing and Math-$135

What can I do to prepare?

Where can I go for additional information?

You can continue examining this brochure and you can access the official ets website at:


Dr. Valjeaner B. Ford

Praxis Liaison

101G Education Bldg.