The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exam is required for admission into educator preparation programs and teaching certificates (except substitute) in Nebraska. UNK’s College of Education Building hosts one of the Nebraska testing sites.
To register for the exam and for exam information, visit the ETS website. Indicate UNK 6467 and Nebraska Department of Education as score recipients. While on the ETS website, be sure to check out the test preparation information so you know how to prepare and what to bring with you on the day of your test.
The Praxis Core test consists of three sections with passing scores as follows: Reading—156, Math—150, Writing—162. The Nebraska Department of Education will accept a non-passing score if all of the following criteria are met:
If you have a disability, health-related needs, or your primary language is not English, visit the ETS website for information on accommodations.
Successfully complete the Service Learning Project (SLP), which is assigned in TE 100GS. If you are not required to take TE 100GS, pick up the SLP assignment in the Teacher Education Department, COE B117.
Note: You have not completed the SLP until Mrs. Stritz sends an email to you and the Educator Certification Office confirming completion. A grade in TE 100GS does not signify your SLP is successfully completed.
Establish the absence of any criminal conviction that would prevent you from receiving a Nebraska teaching certificate (Rule 20) and provide evidence of sufficient emotional and mental fitness(Rule 21). You will satisfy this requirement in TE 100GS. If you have transferred in TE 100GS, please see the Educator Certification Office.
Important: If your Rule 20 and/or Rule 21 status changes, you must inform the Educator Certification Office immediately and provide court papers when available. Failing to do so may cause your admission to Teacher Education to be delayed or revoked. Furthermore, if you do not inform the Educator Certification Office of a conviction (Rule 20) or an order of determination (Rule 21) before it is discovered on your student teaching background check, student teaching may be delayed or denied.