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Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)

  • 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 PPST is required for Admission to Teacher Education.
  • State and VCSU PPST Standards:
  • Students must meet qualifying scores on two of three tests and have a composite score of 516.
  • Reading (173)
  • Mathematics (170)
  • Writing (173)

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 Education Office 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.
  • Elementary Education Majors
  • Elementary Education: Curriculum, Planning, Assessment (0011) or (5011)
  • PLT: Grades K-6 (0622) or (5622)

  • Secondary Education Majors
  • Core Academic Subject Area
  • PLT: Grade 7-12 (0624) or (5624)
  • 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:
Jodi Shorma, Learning Center Director
Phone On-Campus: 3-7231
Phone Off-Campus: 701-845-7231
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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. Gary Thompson
Dean of Education
Phone: 701.845.7197

Field Experiences & Student Teaching contact:
Kim B. Knodle
Director of Field Experiences
Phone: 701.845.7186

For more information contact:
Irene Groth, Assistant
Phone: 701.845.7196

For more information contact:
Emma Tufte, Assistant
Phone: 701.845.7189

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