Print / Share

TeachLSUS Alternative Certification Program

Testing Requirements

Praxis I measures basic academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Praxis I is available in two formats, computer-based or paper based. TeachLSUS recommends that candidates complete the computer-based Praxis I exam since it is available every day by appointment at the Prometric Testing Center located at 4350 Viking Drive Suite 3, Bossier City, LA 71111. The telephone number for the Prometric Testing Center is 318-742-7349 or visit the ETS website at www.ets.org/praxis. The estimated cost for Praxis I is $150.00.

Praxis I Test Codes and Minimum Passing Scores

Section

Computerized Test Code/Qualifying Score*Effective 7/1/10

Reading

Code: 5710     Score: 176

Writing

Code: 5720     Score: 175

Math

Code: 5730     Score: 175

 

Exemptions for Praxis I
Candidates who have earned master's degree or higher are exempt from Praxis I.  Candidates with an ACT Composite score of 22+ or an SAT Combined Verbal and Math score of 1030+ are also exempt from Praxis I. All others are required to take Praxis I.

Praxis II measures subject-specific knowledge. All candidates must take and pass the Praxis II Content exam for their area of certification. TeachLSUS will only accept passing scores for the exams listed below. To register for a Praxis II exam please visit the ETS website at www.ets.org/praxis. The estimated cost for each Praxis II Content exam is $80.00.

Content Area

Test Title

Test Code

Paper/Pencil

Test Code

Computer

Qualifying Score

Elementary (Grades 1-5)

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

0014

 5014

150

Biology (Grades 6-12)

Biology: Content Knowledge

0235

 5235

150

Chemistry (Grades 6-12)

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

0245

 5245

151

Physics (Grades 6-12)

Physics: Content Knowledge

0265

 5265

141

English (Grades 6-12)

English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge  

0041

 

 

 5041

160

 

 

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge and Interpretation

0086

 

 

 5086

160

 

 

Mathematics (Grades 6-12)

Mathematics

0061

 

 5061

135

 

Test Centers & Locations

We offer Praxis Seminars during the months of September, November, February, and April.  Visit www.ce.lsus.edu to register.