The Praxis is a set of standardized tests required by most U.S. states, including Mississippi, for teacher certification. Passing the Praxis Core test is necessary for participants who do not have an ACT composite score of 21 or higher, or an SAT composite score of 990. MTC participants must take Praxis II tests before the start of summer training. Although the MTC application does not require Praxis test scores, completing and passing the test before submitting your application will increase your changes of acceptance into MTC.
The institutional code for the University of Mississippi 1840. Use this code to send your Praxis Core and II test scores to the Mississippi Teacher Corps. If you test outside of Mississippi, select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) as a score recipient when you register for the Praxis.
Visit the ETS website to register for the exam and to find information on testing dates and locations.
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Test:
Participants who have an ACT composite score of 21 or higher, or an SAT composite score of 990 or higher do not need to take the Praxis Core. The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Test is a set of three general knowledge exams administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS). The test is comprised of three sections: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The three areas of the Praxis core are listed below:
|Section||CDT Code||Qualifying Score|
|Core Academic Skills for Combined Test: Reading||5712||156|
|Core Academic Skills for Combined Test: Writing||5722||162|
|Core Academic Skills for Combined Test: Mathematics||5732||150|
Registration Options and Fees:
Option 1: Register for all three computer-delivered sections at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (CDT Code: 5751). The test fee is $135 and the exam lasts four and a half hours.
Option 2: Register for and take each exam section separately. The test fee is $255 and each exam section is one hour long.
Option 3: Register for two sections together and the third section separately. The test fee is $125 plus $85 for the third section. The first two sections of the test last two hours and the third section lasts one hour.
Praxis II Test:
The Praxis II is a content-area exam and you should sign-up for the content-area you are most interested in teaching. MTC accepts Praxis II exams for the following specialty areas: Biology, English, Mathematics, and Social Studies. After you decide if you want to take a computer-delivered test (CDT Code) or a paper-delievered exam (PDT Code), register for one Praxis II exam using either the CDT or the PDT codes listed below:
|Section||CDT Code||PDT Code||Qualifying Score|
|Biology: Content Knowledge||5235||0235||150|
|English Language Arts: Content Knowledge||5038||N/A||167|
|Mathematics: Content Knowledge||5161||N/A||160|
|Social Studies: Content Knowledge||5081||0081||150|
All of the Praxis II exams cost $115 and the test lasts for two hours.