The Praxis exams measure the academic skills and subject-specific knowledge needed as an educator. Students must pass the state-approved licensure exams for their endorsement area to be recommended for licensure. See below for program-specific deadlines for passing these exams.
Register for your Praxis exam via the ETS Praxis website. You will need to set up an ETS account.
There are testing locations in several Colorado cities.
At-home testing is also available for select exams.
When registering for your exam, please send your scores to:
UCCS (4874) AND State of Colorado (7040).
There are several resources available to UCCS student studying for Praxis exams:
Excel Centers: one-on-one and group tutoring
Mometrix: study guides and practice tests via the Kraemer Family Library (requires UCCS credentials)
ETS Praxis: study guides and practice tests
240 Tutoring: learning modules and practice tests; School Counseling, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education students may access this platform for free by reaching out to their faculty advisor or to their program coordinator.
If you need additional resources, feel free to reach out to your faculty advisor or to your program coordinator.
HB22-1220 Removing Barriers to Educator Preparation
The UCCS College of Education has received funds for student educator exam stipends through the Removing Barriers to Educator Preparation Act (HB22-1220). This legislation, signed into law on May 26, 2022, provides for exam stipends to reduce the financial burdens of taking Praxis exams for eligible student educators.
Criteria for eligibility are:
- Enrollment in an eligible program (early childhood education, elementary education, special education, school counseling). Secondary education programs are not eligible for this funding.
- Demonstrated financial need (less than 200% of the maximum federal Pell-eligible expected family contribution [EFC]) as reported on the FAFSA for the current academic year.
Eligible students may request this funding in the form of a reimbursement or as a payment voucher by clicking on the form linked below.
- If you are requesting a reimbursement, you must provide a copy of your score report and your receipt of payment. If approved, you will receive reimbursement through the Financial Aid Office. To receive your reimbursement quickly, we recommend that you set up direct deposit through Student Financials on your myUCCS Portal: Set Up Direct Deposit.pdf (uccs.edu). Otherwise, a check will be sent to you in the mail.
- If you are approved for a payment voucher, you will receive a voucher code to use when you register for your exam. Vouchers will be processed weekly.
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Praxis Exam Requirements
|Program||Required Exam||Passing Score||Deadline|
|Inclusive Early Childhood Education||Education of Young Children (5024)||160||Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|Teaching Reading: Elementary (5205)||159||Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood (5691)||159||Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|Elementary Education||Teaching Reading: Elementary (5205)||159||Dec 15 prior to student teaching semester|
|Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle--Mathematics (5903)||157||Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle--Social Studies (5904)||155||Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle--Science (5905)||159||Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354)* option for IELM majors||151||upon program completion|
|Secondary Mathematics Education||Mathematics (5165)||159||prior to Apprentice Teaching|
|Secondary Science Education||General Science: Content Knowledge (5435)||152||prior to Apprentice Teaching|
|Secondary English Education||English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038)||167||Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|Secondary Social Studies Education||Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081)||150||Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|World Language Education||French: World Language (5174)
Spanish: World Language (5195)
|Jun 15 prior to Professional Year|
|Special Education||Teaching Reading: Elementary (5205)||159||prior to student teaching|
|Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle--Mathematics (5903)||157||prior to student teaching|
|Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle--Social Studies (5904)||155||prior to student teaching|
|Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle--Science (5905)||159||prior to student teaching|
|Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354)||151||prior to student teaching|
|School Counseling||Professional School Counselor (5421)||156||prior to internship|
|Gifted and Talented Education||Gifted Education (5358)||157||upon program completion|
|Principal Licensure||Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (5412)||146||upon program completion|
The Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle exam requirements may also be met by passing Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle (5901).