PRAXIS Exams Information
The following information is for candidates that need to take either the Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests or any of the Praxis II Series exams. The ETS Tennessee Praxis Homepage offers a list of required exams, a store for purchasing test prep, a calendar of test dates & times, online registration for your exams and more. Candidates registering for Praxis exams must enter the following codes when indicating where scores will be sent:
- University of Memphis: 1459
Department of Education of Tennessee: 8190
Also, it is important for candidates to enter their social security number on the registration form and the examination form. If candidates fail to do so, their scores will not be identifiable by the College of Education or the State Department of Education for licensure purposes. ETS charges a fee to reissue scores with Social Security Numbers.
For Praxis Core study resources, test-taking tips, and videos, click here!
Elementary Education Grades K-5 Test Change:
As of September 1, 2019, the required content exam for K-5 elementary licensure is Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test (#5001).
Early Childhood PreK-3 Test Change:
As of August 31, 2020, the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Test (#5018) will no longer be required for Tennessee licensure. Candidates will be required to take the Early Childhood test (#5025). Prior to August 31, 2020, teacher candidates will have a choice between taking the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (#5018) or Early Childhood Education Test (#5025)
Praxis Core Test Change:
As of August 31, 2020, the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) test (#5751) will no longer be required for Tennessee licensure. Candidates will be required to take the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) test (#5752). Prior to August 31, 2020, teacher candidates will have a choice between taking the Praxis Core test (#5751) or Praxis Core test (#5752).
For additional information on the required exams for Tennessee licensure, please visit www.ets.org.