Praxis Core, Praxis II, MTEL

Praxis Core

The Praxis Core measures basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics and include multiple-choice questions and an essay question on the Writing test. The tests are designed to evaluate whether candidates have the academic skills needed to prepare for a career in education. North Carolina A&T State University uses Praxis Core tests to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs and it is a state requirement for licensure.  This test is also a state requirement.

Praxis Core Updates

Praxis II

Praxis II® Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K–12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. Individuals entering the teaching profession take the Praxis II tests as part of the teacher licensing and certification process required by the state of North Carolina.

Praxis II Test Phase Out Chart (Effective September 1, 2015)


The MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) tests are designed to measure candidates' ability to read with comprehension and write with clarity as well as to measure the breadth and depth of candidates' knowledge in specific subject fields. The tests consist of multiple-choice items and open-response items that typically require responses in essay or problem-solving form.

Praxis Financial Assistance

In an effort to assist undergraduates with meeting formal admission to the Teacher Education Program, the School of Education provides an opportunity for prospective candidates to apply for Praxis financial assistance. North Carolina A&T State University education majors are welcome to apply for assistance through the School of Education. Awards will be made through a needs based, competitive process.

Praxis Core Examination