When registering for Praxis Core, candidates must indicate WCU as score recipient. When registering for Praxis II and Pearson exams, candidates must indicate WCU and NC DPI as score recipients. To be considered official, test scores should be delivered to WCU and NC DPI directly from the testing agency.
Before registering for an account, make sure you have reviewed your test requirements for your intended licensure area. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us to make sure you are on the right track before registering for an exam.
STEP 1: You must create an account with the appropriate testing vendor for the specific test you are taking to be able to view testing locations, time, and complete the registration for the exam. You will need a valid email address & social security number to complete the account creation.
Once you set up your account, you will immediately be able to register for an exam as well as view any scores and testing history via the menu on the right side of your screen.
STEP 2: After you create your Praxis and/or Pearson account, there will be a navigation menu
on the right side of your screen. Click on “Register” to begin. Next you can search
for multiple exams at the same time by clicking the “add” button when selecting a
The North Carolina Praxis and Pearson sites do a great job walking you through the registration process. Simply follow the steps on the screen to complete registration.
*Note: You will only be able to schedule your testing appointment (date, time, and location) after completing the registration and payment processes.
Plan and organize your time.
You can begin to plan and organize your time while you are still collecting materials. Allow yourself plenty of time to review so you can avoid "cramming" new material at the end. Here are a few tips:
Choose a test date (Praxis and NC Foundations of Reading | General Curriculum) far enough in the future to leave you plenty of preparation time.
Work backward from that date to figure out how much time you need to review.
Set a realistic scheduled and stick to it.
A study plan provides a roadmap to prepare for the exams. It can help you understand what skills and knowledge are covered on the test and where to focus your attention. A written study plan can help you organize your efforts. ETS offers Praxis Core and Praxis II content-specific study plans (contact your Suite 201 advisor for a copy). While there are many online resources available, middle and high school textbooks are an excellent resource.
North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) requires undergraduate degree-seeking teacher candidates to satisfactorily complete the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, referred to as Praxis Core, as part of the process for formal admission to approved teacher education programs in North Carolina. The SBE sets minimum scores needed for admission to teacher education, including exemptions using qualifying SAT or ACT scores.
|Students who already hold a four year degree and are seeking a second undergraduate degree or MAT degree certification are not required to pass the Praxis Core.|
This free resource for WCU students offers comprehensive instruction for all three Praxis Core areas – reading, writing, and math.
Students enrolled in EDCI 201 and BK 250 are automatically added to TeachersTestPrep and will receive an email with instructions to activate the free account. Students who transfer in credit for EDCI 201 or BK 250, and would like to be set up with a free account, please contact Heather McGuire in Suite 201 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TeachersTestPrep provides a free diagnostic test for the Praxis Core to help students identify areas to emphasize. Students who choose to continue with additional tutoring will be offered a reduced student rate.
NC State Board of Education (SBE) requires all completers of an approved teacher education program to pass identified license exams. Timing of when passing scores are required is determined by NC SBE policy and IHE (i.e., WCU) expectations of their program completers. WCU recommends candidates for licensure when they have completed all requirements of the program, university, and state and provide documentation of passing scores on all relevant licensure exams prior to licensure recommendation.
North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) requires Elementary Education, Special Education: General Curriculum, and Inclusive Education program completers to pass the Pearson Foundations of Reading AND EITHER General Curriculum math subtest or Praxis Elementary Education Mathematics CKT 7813 exam prior to being recommended by the IHE (i.e., WCU) for a teaching license. Additionally, Special Education and Inclusive Education need to pass identified Praxis II exams.
|The EDRD 334 and EDRD 420 courses cover the test framework for NC Foundations of Reading. Please review all course materials prior to taking this test.|
Praxis Elementary Education Mathematics CKT 7813 Study Plan & Study Companion
Be sure to review the “Prepare”site and utilize the many resources available as well as sections on General Curriculum and Foundations of Reading exams. Each set of preparation materials outline the content categories that will be measured by the exam and what percentage of the exam will be devoted to each topic.