Testing Information

When registering for any Praxis exam, you must indicate that your scores should be sent to UCA. Select the option with code 6012  to send scores to the UCA Office of Candidate Services.  UCA’s Speech Language Pathology program (SLP/AUD) also uses the Praxis exams. Don’t mistakenly send your scores to that program.  Be sure you select the proper code.

Praxis requirements vary from state to state.  Be sure to register for the tests required for Arkansas. Click here for the Arkansas Praxis requirements.

NOTE:  Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, the only Praxis Core subtest accepted is for writing.  For reading and mathematics, only ACT scores will be accepted.

Praxis Subject Assessment Requirements

These tests are taken BEFORE the final internship semester.
(Special education students should take Praxis 5354 BEFORE internship.  Praxis 5511 and the F.O.R. test can be taken during the internship semester.)

PROGRAMPRAXIS SUBJECT ASSESSMENT(S)MINIMUM SCORE(S)TEST @ HOME
K-6 ElementaryPraxis 5001 Elementary: Multiple SubjectsYES
■ Praxis 5002 Reading & Language Arts Subtest157
■ Praxis 5003 Mathematics Subtest157
■ Praxis 5004 Social Studies Subtest155
■ Praxis 5005 Science Subtest159
Pearson Foundations of Reading229
4-8 Middle Level EnglishPraxis 5047 Middle School English164YES
4-8 Middle Level MathematicsPraxis 5169 Middle School Mathematics
165YES
4-8 Middle Level SciencePraxis 5440 Middle School Science150YES
4-8 Middle Level Social StudiesPraxis 5089 Middle School Social Studies149August 1
7-12 EnglishPraxis 5039 English Language Arts: Content and Analysis168
7-12 Social StudiesPraxis 5086 Social Studies: Content and Interpretation153YES
7-12 MathematicsPraxis 5161 Mathematics: Content Knowledge160YES
7-12 Life SciencePraxis 5235 Biology: Content Knowledge142August 1
7-12 ChemistryPraxis 5245 Chemistry: Content Knowledge150August 1
7-12 PhysicsPraxis 5265 Physics: Content Knowledge135August 1
7-12 Family & Cons SciPraxis 5122 Family and Consumer Sciences153
K-12 Special EducationPraxis 5354 Special Education: Core Knowledge & Applications151YES
Praxis 5511 Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge148August 1
Pearson Foundations of Reading229
K-12 ArtPraxis 5134 Art Content Knowledge158
K-12 MusicPraxis 5113 Music: Content Knowledge157
K-12 PE/HealthPraxis 5857 Health and PE: Content Knowledge155
K-12 SpanishPraxis 5195 Spanish: World Language168

Praxis Pedagogy/PLT Requirements

These tests are taken DURING the final internship semester

PROGRAMPedagogy/PLT RequirementMINIMUM SCORE
K-6 ElementaryPraxis 5622 PLT: Grades K-6160
4-8 Middle LevelPraxis 5623 PLT: Grades 5-9160
7-12 SecondaryPraxis 5623 PLT: Grades 7-12157
K-12 Special EducationNo PLT Required
K-12 All GradesCHOOSE ONE
Praxis 5622 PLT: Grades K-6160
Praxis 5623 PLT: Grades 5-9160
Praxis 5623 PLT: Grades 7-12157
World LanguagesPraxis 5841 World Languages Pedagogy158

Praxis Registration

To register for a Praxis exam, click here.

Praxis Fee Waivers

A limited number of fee waivers are available through ETS for those who meet eligibility requirements.  More information is available here.  Contact the UCA Office of Student Financial Aid for eligibility verification.

Foundations of Reading Exam

For K-6 Elementary & K-12 Special Education Only

For study materials or to register for the Foundations of Reading exam, click here.

ACT Information

Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, only ACT scores will be accepted for basic skills proficiency in mathematics and reading.  The ACT writing exam or Praxis Core writing exam may be used for writing proficiency.

Go to actstudent.org to register for the ACT.

ACT Residual

The UCA Testing Center will offer the ACT residual at various times through the year.  The ACT residual is a local testing option that can be used for UCA purposes only.  Scores on the ACT residual may not be used for scholarships or any other purposes than placement or admission decisions.

For more information, click here or visit the UCA Testing Center in Torreyson West, room 315.