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Teaching and Leading in North Carolina

The Praxis® tests help North Carolina educators demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. These tests are important components of North Carolina’s licensure and certification process and include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) — comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments — tests that measure general and subject-specific content knowledge that you need for beginning teaching

Learn more about teaching and leading in North Carolina.


Test Requirements In Your State

Make sure you're taking the right tests for each area of certification you seek.

The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin

Familiarize yourself with the registration process, test day procedures, score reporting and more.

Ready to Take a Praxis Test?

Find out how you can register online, by mail or by phone.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction determines North Carolina’s certification requirements, eligibility standards, Praxis passing score requirements and reciprocity agreements. For more information about North Carolina’s approved educator preparation programs or testing requirements, visit their website.

Visit the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website

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