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Licensure Exams

Praxis Core

The Praxis Core exams are academic skills assessments required for all students in teacher preparation programs at Ohio University for admission to professional education. The tests are designed to measure reading, writing, and mathematics skills and are available through either a paper-based or computer-based format. For information about test dates, test sites, or more information about test content, see the web site of the Educational Testing Service.

Required scores for admission to professional education at Ohio University:

  • Reading – 156
  • Mathematics – 150
  • Writing – 162

NOTE: The Praxis Core requirement may be waived for entering students with an ACT composite score of 21 or higher OR an SAT combined score of 990 or higher.

Ohio Assessment For Educators Resources

Beginning in September 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators will begin to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments, except for world languages, which will continue to utilize the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

For more information regarding Ohio licensure requirements, visit the Educator Licensure page on the Ohio Department of Education website.