School of Education

Praxis Information

What is the Praxis Core?

The Praxis Core is a testing program that many states use as part of their licensure requirements.  The Praxis Core test is composed of three subtests: Core Reading, Core Writing and Core Mathematics.

Do I have to take the Praxis Core tests?

Yes, you must take and pass the Praxis Core tests (Core Reading, Core Writing and Core Mathematics tests in order to be admitted into the UNCP Teacher Education Program

However, if you have:

a four-year college degree, with an overall 2.5 GPA, from a regionally accredited institution; or


a SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math only) or ACT combined score of 24

you do NOT have to take any of the Praxis Core tests.

However , if you have:

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

SAT verbal score of 550 or ACT English test score of 24- you do NOT have to take the Praxis Core Reading or Praxis Core Writing tests.

How do I register?

Register online with a credit ( or call: 1-800-775-9476

Information for registration:

Name of institution attended:

UNCP code:  RA5534


NC DPI Teacher Licensure:  R7846

What tests do I need to take?

You will need to take the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, which consists of Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  The registration codes for these tests are as follows:

Reading             5712

Writing              5722

Mathematics      5732

Combined Test  5751

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

In NC, passing scores for the Core Academic Skills for Educator tests are as follows:

Reading                   156  
Writing                    162  
Mathematics           150  

Composite Score   468


When do I need to take the Praxis Core?

Typically, you take the Praxis Core tests during your sophomore year or ASAP for transfer students.

How much do the tests cost? 

Core Reading         (5712) $90

Core Writing          (5722) $90

Core Mathematics (5732) $90

1 Test:  $90

3 Tests: $150

You may take all three tests at the same time by selecting Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (Reading, Writing and Mathematics (5751).

Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

See ETS website for fee waiver information.

What can I do to prepare?

Refer to the following websites:

These easy to navigate tutorials offer a wealth of authentic sample test items, overviews and exercises to help master the content.

Use PLATO, a web-based tutorial, offered by the UNCP Teacher Education Program. See Curriculum Lab assistant Room 137, School of Education, for access.

For Additional information, please contact:

Dr. Valjeaner B. Ford

Praxis Liaison

101G Education Bldg.