Praxis Exam Requirements for Tennessee Licensure 2017-18

You can apply for Apprentice/Student Teaching, but you cannot register or receive a placement until you have provided documentation that you have passed all required Praxis exams for your licensure (see below). Scores must be received by UTC by the dates listed below in order to be allowed to register for Clinical Practice.

Official scores must be received by July 15 for Fall Semester Residency II (SOE) and Student Teaching (Non-SOE) and November 30 for Spring Semester Residency II (SOE) and Student Teaching (Non-SOE).

Praxis scores are valid for five years.

STEM Education Program Related Licensure Areas

All areas must pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 with a 157

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 155) and the applicable content exam.

Endorsement Name Code Test Name Test Number Required Score

Biology 6-12

126 Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 148
Chemistry 6-12 127 Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 152
Earth Science 6-12 128

Earth and Space Science: Content Knowledge

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 146)

5571 150
Mathematics 6-12 125 Mathematics: Content Knowledge 5161 160
Physics 6-12 129 Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 144


All Six Praxis II Tests must be passed and scores submitted to the School of Education office before student can begin student teaching. For student teaching in the fall, all scores must be received by July 15th. If you are student teaching in the spring, all scores must be received by November 30th . Test dates fill up months in advance. Please schedule accordingly.

 

For study tools, examine the following links:

Ultimate Praxis Guide

Free Praxis Practice Exams and Study Tools

ETS Preparation Materials

4 Praxis Practice Exams: Math, Writing (2), Reading

Math Bits Notebook

Praxis Practice Tests via Teachers Test Prep

Geometry Practice Test

Chemistry Flashcards

Chemistry Practice Tests

Biology Flash Cards

Biology Practice Tests