The Praxis II exams measure content knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach along with general/subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. The Praxis II exams should be taken immediately following student teaching.

What tests do I take?

To be licensed in Elementary Education, there are two exams that must be completed.

North Dakota Praxis II Requirements
—for certification in Elementary Education—
TestTest CodeCut Off Score
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment5017153
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-65622160

To see tests required for other specific licensure areas, visit ETS.

Registration Information

For complete information about registration visit ETS. The Praxis Core tests are only available in the computer-delivered format.

Test Costs

Fees for Praxis II exams vary depending on the type of test. For a complete list of test fees, visit ETS.

The test fee for the Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment test is $115.

The test fee for the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 test is $139.

Payments must be made out to ETS directly and be paid by check, money order, or by credit/debit card. Checks and money orders must be made out to ETS — The Praxis Series. Orders received without payment or incorrect payment may be returned.

Score Reports

In order for UTTC to receive a copy of your score, you must use code 6425 as the recipient code to indicate UTTC as your institution and select UTTC to receive a score report.

Your official score report will be available to you via your My Praxis account approximately 2-3 weeks after the test date. See the ETS website for more information on retrieving your Praxis Scores.

What to bring on test day

ETS will send you information explaining where/when to report and what to do on test day. It is recommended to print this information and take with you to the testing center. You will also need a government-issued ID.

Acceptable forms of ID:

  • Driver's license
  • State ID card
  • Passport
  • National ID card
  • Military ID card

If you do not have your ID at the testing site, you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to take the exam. If this happens, you will have re-register and pay to take the test again.

Retaking the Praxis

There is no limit to how many times you can retake an exam. ETS does require a waiting period of 21 days before retaking a test. There is a fee for each time you take a test so it is best to be prepared for the very first exam you take.

Test Preparation

  • ETS
    The ETS website provides various materials to help prepare candidates for their Praxis exam. Preparation materials include:

    • Study Companions
    • Strategy and Tips
    • Study Plans
    • Test Prep Webinars
    • Video Library
  • Mometrix Test Preparation
    The Mometrix Academy offers practice tests and test preparation videos for many different types of tests including the PRAXIS Series. Visit for resources for Praxis Core.