Praxis Test Series

What is the Praxis Test Series?

The Praxis Series: Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers is a set of assessments that provide information for use by state education agencies in making licensing decisions.

Many colleges and universities—including the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development—also use the basic academic skills assessments to qualify individuals for entry into teacher education programs and it also used for certification.

Why is Praxis important for me?

  • The State of Maine requires successful scores on the Praxis CORE exam for teacher certification chosen for this state.
  • The College of Education and Human Development, in order to recommend graduates for initial certification, requires that students pass Praxis CORE basic skills test as part of the application to Teacher Candidacy.
  • Admissions into some certification graduate programs may require Praxis. Check this out with your advisor.
  • As a State of Maine-approved program, the College adapts its requirements to meet changing state regulations. State licensing procedure encompasses Praxis II and the College requires passing scores in the content test as a part of the teacher preparation program. Passing scores are necessary for application to student teaching.
  • Praxis II tests cover your subject area content. Always check the Maine DOE website for the latest requirements and updated numbers for passing scores.


Registration Information

  • Registration information is available on-line at Scores are displayed in your ETS account approximately 3-4 weeks after taking the test.

Additional information