University Testing Services

Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Praxis Logo

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.

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.Picture of Drivers License

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 Core 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

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

Duration 1hr. 25 mins.


Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

Duration 1hr. 40 mins


Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

Duration 1hr. 25 mins


Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (Reading, Writing and Mathematics

Duration 5 hours