Testing Center

PRAXIS I Exams (PPST – Pre-Professional Skills Test): Computer-based and Paper-based

Testing Center Update 

St. Cloud State University is in the process of relocating our testing center and anticipate the move to be completed by Summer 2021.  We are preparing a safe testing environment that complies with current COVID-19 protocols.

Our new site is located a few blocks from SCSU’ s main campus, is easily accessible and has ample free parking. Additional details will be posted here in the coming weeks.

Testing companies are not currently scheduling exams at our site. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience but please know testing services will be resumed as soon as possible.

As of September 1, 2010

Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE)

On September 1, 2010, the Minnesota Board of Teaching launched a new generation of licensure tests.  The new testing program is called the MINNESOTA TEACHER LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS (MTLE).  For more information please go to the following web sites:

St. Cloud State University College of Education MTLE web site

Minnesota Department of Education 

Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination 


The Praxis Series assessments provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teaching licensing certification process for various states. The Praxis I tests, Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST®), are designed to measure basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics.  Colleges and universities may use Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. The assessments are generally taken early in your college career.

 
The reading, writing, and mathematics assessments are available in two formats: paper-based or computer-based. Colleges and universities may use Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. The assessments are generally taken early in your college career.

Praxis Details

The Praxis I computer-based exam is given during the majority of the Testing Center’s open hours.  You may register to test at the Atwood Testing Center the following way with a credit card:

  • By calling Prometric Candidate Services at 1-800-853-6773 or 1-800-529-3590 (TTY)

If you cannot pay by credit card, download and complete a copy of the CBT Authorization Voucher Request Form (PDF) for Praxis I computer based tests and mail with the appropriate fees to the address listed on the form.  Detailed instructions for this are on the Praxis Web site listed below.

You may also register with a check or money order by coming to the Testing Center during the regularly scheduled hours listed or by mailing your check to the Testing Center, indicating that you want to register for the test, and then calling to register over the phone. 

The Praxis I paper-based exam is given during the following months:

  • September
  • November
  • January
  • March
  • April
  • June
  • July

For paper-based Praxis testing, candidates must register directly through the specific testing company, not the Atwood Testing Center.  In order to take the exam on the campus of St. Cloud State University, candidates can register with a credit card in the following way:

  • By going to the PRAXIS Web site below and registering on-line.

If you cannot pay by credit card, download and complete a copy of the Praxis Registration Form (PDF) for paper-based and mail with the appropriate fees to the address listed on the form.  Details for this process are located on the Praxis Web site listed below.

Test Preparation

Please refer to the PRAXIS Web site listed below for detailed information regarding test preparation.

Praxis Web Site

www.ets.org/praxis