Praxis Core FAQs

The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exams are required for admission into educator preparation programs and for teaching certificates in Nebraska. UNK's College of Education Building hosts one of the Nebraska testing sites.

The Praxis Core consists of three tests:  reading, writing, and math.  When registering, choose the combined test if you would like to take the tests in one sitting, which is the least expensive option.  

To register for the exams and for information, visit the ETS website. Indicate UNK 6467 and Nebraska Department of Education as score recipients. While on the ETS website, check out the test preparation information so you know how to prepare and what to bring with you on the day of your tests.

The Praxis Core consists of three tests 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:

  1. The composite score of all three tests is 468 or above, and
  2. Two tests receive passing scores with at least one test above the passing score, and
  3. One test is within one point of the passing score. If you believe you qualify for the exception, contact the Educator Certification Office for verification.

If you have a disability, health-related needs, or your primary language is not English, visit the ETS website for information on accommodations.  If you qualify for accommodations, contact ETS prior to registering for a Praxis test.  You must apply for accommodations prior to registering each time you take a Praxis test.