Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE)

  • Candidate will submit Praxis I test scores or a confirmation number of registration for the Praxis I tests to Education 250 instruction prior to end of course.
  • Successful completion of the CORE is required for Admission to Teacher Education.

State and VCSU CORE Standards:

  • Students must meet qualifying scores on two of three tests and have a composite score of 466.
  • Reading (156)
  • Writing (160)
  • Mathematics (150)

Praxis II Tests

  • Candidate will submit Praxis II test scores or a confirmation number of registration for the Praxis II tests (content and PLT) to the Kim Knodle or Irene Groth by January 20 for Spring Student Teachers or September 1 for Fall Student Teachers.
  • Completion of the Praxis II and PLT are required for graduation. It is recommended to take the Praxis II and PLT, the semester prior to student teaching.

To be certified inYou will need to take
Test Code
Qualifying Score
Elementary EducationElementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment5017153

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6

To be certified inYou will need to takeTest CodeQualifying Score
Secondary EducationPraxis II subject area assessment**
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-125624157

* Qualifying Secondary Core Academic Subject Area test cut scores are available online at ND Praxis Requirements

  • Beginning July 1, 2010, all secondary majors will need to meet the qualifying score for the PLT for initial licensure.
  • K-12 majors have the option of completing either the elementary or secondary PLT.

Register for Praxis Tests

  • Register for a test
  • Locate a test center
  • View state requirements
  • View test results

Praxis Support

Test preparation materials and support is available through the VCSU Learning Center.

For more information, contact:
Learning Services Coordinator

Office Information

Mailing Address:
School of Education and Graduate Studies
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072

Fax: 701.845.7190

Contact Information:
Teacher Education Programs contact:
Dr. Sheri Okland
Dean of Education

Field Experiences & Student Teaching contact:
Kim B. Knodle
Director of Field Experiences
For more information contact:
Irene Groth, Certification Officer & Administrative Assistant

For more information contact:
Haley Jenrich, Administrative & Assessment Assistant