Praxis Resources

TEACHER CERTIFICATION Praxis Requirements

Southern University School of Education is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP) for the professional preparation of teachers. Students planning to teach must enroll in the School of Education and follow an approved program of study. In addition, students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS examinations required by the State of Louisiana.  Prior to enrolling in 300 level courses students must pass all Core Components of PRAXIS I, and prior to entering Residency II or Student Teaching, students must pass all parts of PRAXIS II (PLT and Content).  In order to graduate from the School of Education, students must pass all parts of Praxis with a 2.5 GPA.  Students may use a score of 22 on ACT or SAT combined verbal and math score of 1030 in lieu of Praxis I scores.

 

Teacher education programs are designed to follow the curriculum guidelines set by the School of Education as well as those set by the appropriate professional organizations and learned societies in education.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the School of Education is open to students who (a) successfully complete the University College Program, (b) transfer from other colleges on the SUBR campus, (c) transfer from the New Orleans or Shreveport campuses, (d) transfer from other approved colleges and universities, or (e) qualify to enter an alternate teacher certification program.

 

ADMISSION TO  SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Students are eligible for admission to the School of Education when they have met the following requirements.

  • Completed and returned the application for admission to the College of Education with biographical data form.
  • Completed Candidate Disposition Scale.
  • Candidate must have completed the following general education courses with a grade of “C” or better and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale

English 110/111 ...........................  6 hours

Mathematic .................................  6 hours

Science    ...................................  6 hours

History ......................................   6 hours

Health and P.E ............................  2 hours

Seminar in Education ................... 2 hours

  • Obtained score of “Pass” on the Academic Integrity Screen (AIS).
  • Passed required examination-(PRAXIS I or ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1030).
  • Successfully completed related course-embedded assessment tasks.
  • Passed the Oral and Writing Proficiency Examinations.

 

EXIT DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

 

Degrees in the School of Education, with eligibility for certification by the Louisiana Department of Education, are conferred when the following conditions have been met:

 

  • Completion of degree requirements (Level I-IV).
  • Successful Passing scores on PRAXIS examinations (Praxis I and Praxis II)
  • Passing all required courses with a GPA of 2.5 or higher with a minimum of 120 semester hours.

No grade of less than a C will be included the professional hours or the subject matter content where in the candidate is seeking certification.

 

Kaplan

This is a uniquely personalized virtual preparation program. Students are given a pre-assessment to determine strengths and areas for improvement.  Once completed, a customized program is developed just for you!  Students who complete the KAPLAN course with fidelity are highly successful on Praxis.  For more information, please contact the School of Education office.

 

 

 

Khan Academy

A study plan provides a roadmap to prepare for the Praxis® tests. It can help you understand what skills and knowledge are covered on the test and where to focus your attention. A written study plan (PDF) can help you organize your efforts. Follow the steps below to create your own (Word).

  • Define content areas: List the most important content areas to be covered on the test as outlined in the Study Companion.
  • Determine strengths and weaknesses: Identify your strengths and weaknesses in each content area using the Study Companion.
  • Identify resources available: Identify books, courses and other resources you plan to use for each content area.
  • Develop a schedule: Create and commit to a schedule that provides for regular study periods.
  • Study with others: Join a study group and prepare with others who are planning to take the same Praxis test.
  • Review previous score reports: If you are retaking a Praxis test, review your score report, discuss it with your academic advisor, and target areas for additional study.

 

Study Plans

Develop a Study Plan

A study plan provides a roadmap to prepare for the Praxis® tests. It can help you understand what skills and knowledge are covered on the test and where to focus your attention. A written study plan (PDF) can help you organize your efforts. Follow the steps below to create your own (Word).

  • Define content areas: List the most important content areas to be covered on the test as outlined in the Study Companion.
  • Determine strengths and weaknesses: Identify your strengths and weaknesses in each content area using the Study Companion.
  • Identify resources available: Identify books, courses and other resources you plan to use for each content area.
  • Develop a schedule: Create and commit to a schedule that provides for regular study periods.
  • Study with others: Join a study group and prepare with others who are planning to take the same Praxis test.
  • Review previous score reports: If you are retaking a Praxis test, review your score report, discuss it with your academic advisor, and target areas for additional study.

 

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