All teacher education candidates must meet established criteria for admission into upper-division professional education study. These criteria include: minimum cumulative grade point average; minimum grade point average in courses within their major; successful completion (grade of C- or better) of prerequisite courses and field experiences; and passing scores, as established by the University Council on Teacher Education,
on Praxis I.
What is Praxis I?
Praxis I, developed by the Educational Testing Service,
measures proficiency in the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics.
These 3,one-hour tests, designed to be taken as part of your college
program of study and to assess your skills in these three areas, are
available in two formats -- paper-based and by computer.
How can I prepare to take Praxis I?
Study guides are available to help you prepare for these
tests. You can download a free Test at a Glance booklet, which
gives you an overview of the three tests and some sample questions
in each of the areas, from the Educational Testing Service website
at http://www.ets.org/praxis/. You can purchase a more complete study
guide to Praxis I at many bookstores or this study guide is available
in the Education Resource Center (015 Willard Hall).
How can I register to take Praxis I?
The paper-based Praxis I is given 6
times a year. You can find this information and register on line at:http://www.ets.org/praxis/
. You can register to take the computer-based format by calling 1-800-853-6773
or the UD number 831-6717. Both formats are available to students on
the UD campus. At the time you register, you must designate where you
want your test scores sent. You get 3 free copies. You must designate
the University of Delaware (5811) as one of your score recipients.
In addition to UD, you should designate 2 states (i.e., some states
that require Praxis I for certification are DE, PA, MD, & VA) where
you may want to teach as score recipients.
What are the passing scores on Praxis I required for admission into
upper-level professional education study at UD?
The passing scores are:
||Passing Score PPST
When should I take Praxis I ?
The tests are designed to be taken early in your college career. They
are assessing basic academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
It is recommended that you take these tests during your freshmen or sophomore
years. Please talk with your academic advisor or program coordinator
about when you should take Praxis I.
For additional information, contact:
Barbara Van Dornick,
Delaware Center for Teacher Education
200 Academy Street, Univ. of Delaware
831-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org