Praxis Information

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Praxis Testing

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 2.7 GPA, from a regionally accredited institution; or
  • SAT score of 1100 (Verbal/Reading and Math only) prior to March 1, 2016
  • SAT score of 1170 taken after March 1, 2016
  • 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 (prior to March 1, 2016), SAT Math score of 570 (taken after March 1, 2016) or ACT math score of 24. 

You do NOT have to take the Praxis Core Mathematics test.

SAT Verbal/Reading score of 550 (prior to March 1, 2016), SAT reading and writing score of 600 (taken after March 1, 2016) 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/debit card

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             5713

Writing              5723

Mathematics      5733

Combined Test  5752

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         (5713) $90

Core Writing          (5723) $90

Core Mathematics (5733) $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 (5752).

Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

See ETS website for fee waiver information.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Praxis Testing 

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Praxis Tests