Testing Center

PRAXIS II Exams: 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.  The Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills.

Praxis Details

The fee for the Praxis II exams varies by exam and is listed on the Praxis web site.

The Praxis II 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 at St. Cloud State University in Atwood, 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