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Praxis I

What is the Praxis I?

The Praxis Series™ tests measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes.

Praxis I ® Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST®) measure basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics and include multiple-choice questions and an essay question on the Writing test. The tests are designed to evaluate whether you have the academic skills needed to prepare for a career in education.

Who takes it and why?

Colleges and universities may use the Praxis I tests to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. The assessments are generally taken early in your college career. Many states also require Praxis I scores as part of their teacher licensing process. 

Prepare for the Praxis I

Review the following materials to help you prepare for the Praxis I test:

Praxis Series Test: Tips and Resources — Visit this link for the UC CECH Library Praxis Series Test information.

The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin (PDF) — provides information on registration, test day procedures and score reporting.

Praxis test preparation materials — provide detailed study tools, including practice tests for Praxis I tests.  


Praxis testing is by appointment only. Schedule for Praxis testing:


$85.00 for 1 test
$125.00 for 2 test
$135.00 for Combined Test
Payable to ETS


Online only

Disability Related Accommodations 

Arrangements for accommodations must be made directly with Educational Testing Services. Please visit this link for more information.
Before taking the test, be sure to visit the Praxis website for important information from Educational Testing Services