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.
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|
|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)
|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.
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