Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
Core Replaces Praxis I after July 2014
All students seeking admission into the Watson College of Education Teacher Education Programs are required to take and pass all three sections of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests* unless SAT or ACT scores allow exemption. The Praxis Core replaces the Praxis 1. After July 2014, all students must the take Praxis Core, unless exempt, for admission into Watson. Scores from Praxis 1 and Praxis Core may not be combined for entry to Watson.
Core Tests are used for licensing and certification processes and measure basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They can be taken as separate tests or as a combined test in a single testing session. See Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators information See also Watson School of Education Core information. Each state and licensing organization determines its own certification and passing score requirements. For more information about certification requirements, visit the state requirements section.
Test Time: approximately 5 hours for 3 tests or approximately 2 hours for 1 test. Scratch paper and pencils are provided to each tester.
Valid ID Required: driver's license, or passport, or military ID must be presented at the time of testing.
How to Register
Register online for the Praxis Core test. with an online registration system that offers 24/7 access to register for all Praxis tests. Test takers can reschedule, change their test center or cancel a test online. Payment options include PayPal® and e-check in addition to credit/debit card. Note: payment is due when you register for the test.
Dates and Times Offered
Praxis Core tests are offered in two-week segments Monday through Friday. Start time for the combined test is 8:00am or 10:00am. Start times for the individual tests are 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Friday afternoon appointments are not available from the first week in May to the first week in August.
Cost, Refunds, and Rescheduling
See below and Praxis I Test Fees , To determine eligibility and the amount of a refund see Refund Policies. You must cancel your testing appointment at least three full days prior to your test date. (This does not include the day of your test or the day of your request. For example, to cancel a Friday appointment, you must submit your cancellation request no later than the Monday prior to your test.) To reschedule see Cancel or Change Your Registration
|Number of Tests||Fee|
|Combined Test (all 3 tests on same day)||$135|