Required Educator Preparation Exams
The Praxis I – CORE Academic Skills for Educators is required for all students formally admitting to the educator preparation program at UNO. The Praxis I – CORE Academic Skills for Educators measures academic skills in reading, writing and math that are needed to be successfully prepared for a career in education.
Praxis II Content Testing will begin in the Fall 2014 semester. Educator preparation candidates are required to take a content test in each endorsement area before being recommended to the Nebraska Department of Education for certification.
Effective Fall 2015 semester, all educator preparation candidates seeking certification are required to take a Praxis II content test in each endorsement area of their preparation prior to being awarded initial teacher certification through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). It is recommended that candidates take the Praxis II content test the semester prior to their clinical practice semester. This link (http://www.ets.org/praxis/ne/requirements) will take you to the ETS website page for the Nebraska Department of Education requirements. The page lists the Nebraska requirements for each endorsement area.