Praxis Information

PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II are standardized tests administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

  • PRAXIS I:  Candidates must successfully complete PRAXIS I before applying to the Professional Teacher Education Program.  The MSDE equivalent scores (SAT or ACT) can be substituted for PRAXIS I.  See your advisor for more information about passing score requirements.  Official score reports must be provided to the Teacher Education department office, TETC 278.

  • PRAXIS II:  Candidates must pass Praxis II before graduation. We recommend that you complete subject area content knowledge tests when you have completed all of your non-education major requirements.  Pedagogy tests should be completed near the end of your methods courses or early in your student teaching semester. The PRAXIS II specialty tests are required for the certification areas and graduation. Official score reports must be provided to the Teacher Education department office, TETC 278 prior to graduation.

  • REGISTRATION:  Registration must be completed on the ETS website.  Paper PRAXIS exams can be taken at Salisbury University. On-line exams for PRAXIS I and some PRAXIS II tests can be scheduled at local prometric centers.  See the ETS website for more information.

    Test Takers with Disabilities and Health-related Needs:

    Test takers with disabilities can request accommodations for PRAXIS I and all PRAXIS II tests. For detailed information please visit

    Salisbury University's Office of Student Disability Support Services may also be able to assist students requesting accommodations. For more information please visit their website at:

     NOTE: It is important that students submit requests as early as possible to ensure receiving a decision before the test date. It will take ETS approximately two to three weeks to process your request and if you must submit documentation for review, the process may take up to six weeks, or even longer.

  • CERTIFICATION: Candidates apply for certification after successfully competing SU graduation requirements.  An official transcript and passing scores are required for licensure in Maryland.  Find out more about Maryland and other state licensing requirements here.

Practice for PRAXIS

Practice for exams is available at the following sites: 

More resources are listed below to help you prepare Praxis I areas.

Reading Writing Math
Reading Practice from CNN

University Of Georgia Reading Test

Big Dog's Grammar


Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing

Arithmetic and Algebra Puzzles & Problems

Circumference & Area of Circles

Fractions, Decimals, & Basics

Geometry Puzzles & Problems

Geometry Review

Order of Operations

Understanding Percent