Praxis Core Test
For information about the Praxis Core test, a requirement for admission to Teacher Education, please visit our Praxis Core page.
edTPA is a summative, performance-based assessment that is completed during student teaching. It assesses a teacher candidate's ability to plan, teach, and assess a unit of instruction. A passing score on edTPA will be required to receive a North Carolina teaching license starting in Fall 2019.
edTPA’s official website: www.edtpa.com
Have questions at edTPA? Contact the edTPA Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All teacher education candidates must complete required licensure exams before they can be recommended for licensure (Professional Educator's Initial License). It is strongly recommended that candidates take their required licensure tests before their student teaching internship, and tests must be taken before they complete student teaching.
Most candidates will complete Praxis II exams. Elementary Education and Special Education candidates will take the NC Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum. Special Education General Curriculum candidates must pass Praxis II exams prior to being recommended for licensure and the NC Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum exams within their first two years of teaching.
Access this PDF for a listing of licensure tests required for each subject area: NC Teacher Licensure Testing Requirements 2017-2018
Praxis II Resources
- ETS Preparation Materials: https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials
- Teach.com Ultimate Guide to Praxis: https://teach.com/resources/ultimate-praxis-guide/
- Teachers Test Prep: https://www.teacherstestprep.com/
- Khan Academy (for content review): https://www.khanacademy.org/
- Praxis Computer-Delivered Test Demo: https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/flash/cbt/praxis_cdt_demo_web1.html
- Praxis Fee Waiver Form: https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/cdt_fee_waiver_request.pdf
NC Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum Resources
- NC DPI Preparation Modules: https://center.ncsu.edu/ncpd/login/index.php
- Pearson Study Guides and Practice Tests: http://www.nc.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Prepare.html
- NC NES Fee Waiver Request Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjkVhoG8z9i9y1vz4r9KmSFqSiPliNcL_GHBST5Iza482X6w/viewform
Have questions about licensure? Visit the RCOE Licensure & Certification page.