In order to become licensed to teach, candidates must complete two phases of testing.
The Praxis I Academic Skills Assessment is designed to assess licensure candidates' level of knowledge and skills in the basic skills areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Praxis I does not assess one's knowledge of teaching. Candidates usually take Praxis I by the spring of their sophomore year. PRAXIS I MUST BE TAKEN AND PASSES BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING.
Praxis II tests focus primarily on content knowledge (such as English, history, science, etc.) and MUST BE TAKEN AND PASSED BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING.
Detailed information about both Praxis I and Praxis II can be found in a brochure.