All students majoring in education must take the Praxis exam in order to be allowed in restricted courses, be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, and complete student teaching at Alcorn.
Students are encouraged to register for the Praxis I exam or the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) test their freshman or sophomore year of college as this exam covers the basic areas of reading, language, writing, and mathematics .
However, Praxis II and the PLT (Principles of Learning & Teaching) is also required to be passed before being able to do Student Teaching the last semester of senior year.
Students needing to register for a Praxis exam must do so through the Educational Testing Services website. Information regarding test dates, test location centers and options for purchasing study guides and/or practice tests may be found at www.ets.org.