Education Programs Testing Requirements

Praxis Test and Other Requirements

Our teacher certification programs are approved by and meet all of the NH DOE certification standards and testing requirements standards. Proof of passing scores (or attempts to pass) Praxis II and the NH Foundations of Reading, if applicable to your certification area, will be required for eligibility to register for EDC 798/EDC 885.

If we have not yet received your Praxis Core scores, a registration hold could be placed on your account. To ensure your eligibility to register for clinical EDU courses in the upcoming terms, please submit passing scores as soon as possible. If you have not yet completed your testing, please send to your advisor a registration confirmation message from ETS, which shows your scheduled test date.

Overview & Testing Timeline

Praxis Core

  • EDC 700 - Passing scores for the full Praxis Core series (or an approved exemption) are required prior to registration
  • EDC 800 - Passing scores are required by the completion of the course and to continue into clinical courses

Praxis II

  • Proof of passing scores (or attempts to pass) Praxis II, if applicable to your certification area, will be required for eligibility to register for EDC 798/EDC 885

Pearson Foundations of Reading Test for New Hampshire

  • Proof of passing scores (or attempts to pass) Pearson Foundations of Reading Test, if applicable to your certification area, will be required for eligibility to register for EDC 798/EDC 885



Praxis Testing Information (ETS)

Visit the ETS website to register for the Praxis. ETS now offers this test at home as a safe and convenient option for students who are unable to test at a test center due to public health concerns. The tests are:

  • Offered for test takers who live in the United States or its territories, based on the address in your Praxis or SLS account
  • Identical in content, format and on-screen experience to tests taken at a test center
  • Taken on your own computer at home or another secure location and monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®
  • Available 10 a.m.–1 a.m. ET, seven days a week
  • Affordable. Testing fees vary and fee waivers may be available for students who meet the eligibility criteria

BEFORE registering to take a test, Educator Candidates should check New Hampshire testing requirements on the ETS website.

IMPORTANT! When registering, be sure to indicate UNH College of Professional Studies (Code RA3640) and NH DOE (Code R7660) as Designated Score Recipients.

We will waive the Praxis Core Requirement upon receipt of the following documentation:

  1. A copy of the student’s current NH teaching certification, or:
  2. ETS Praxis Score Report confirming that student passed the Praxis I PPST prior to 1/1/2014, or:
  3. Notification that NH DOE has accepted student’s alternative testing scores in place of the Praxis Core.

Candidates seeking a comparable assessment that meets testing requirements will need to create/register through the NH Bureau of Credentialing Website and submit a test evaluation request through their account.

NOTE:  A master’s degree will not waive the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators OR the Praxis II for content specific areas.


The Praxis Core Math Subtest 5733 covers 3 major content areas:

  • Number and Quantity 
  • Data interpretation and representation, statistics, and probability 
  • Algebra and geometry 
1. Attend Our Free Praxis Workshops

The School of Education is excited to be working with the Academic Support Center to support our students in their Praxis testing requirements. Led by an alum who is certified in Math grades 7-12, these 100% online workshop are held several times a year. >>See Schedule

2. ETS Study Companions:

ETS Study Companion for Core Academic Skills for Educators:

3. Brainfuse: Praxis Core (Praxis I) Practice Tests

Our online tutoring and support platform, Brainfuse, offers practice tests. To access these resources, complete the following steps:

  • Log in to Canvas (requires your username and password)
  • Under “Resources” select “Brainfuse Online Tutoring"
  • Under "Log into Brainfuse", select "Brainfuse Tutoring"
  • Under the "Academic Tools" drop-down menu, select "SkillSurfer"
  • Select "Career Prep and Job Resources" from the Learning Library
  • Select “Teachers” from Career Prep and Job Resources block
  • In the "PRAXIS Practice Tests" block, choose the appropriate test (Praxis Math, Writing, Reading, or grade level tests)
  • Select “Start Test”

Once you complete a test, it will show you which questions you answered correctly and incorrectly and also provide an explanation of how you should have arrived at the correct answer. This is especially helpful for the math section because it explains how to correctly solve the math problems/equations. 

If you want to retake one of the practice tests, contact Brainfuse and request that they reset the test. This will allow you to start over from the beginning (click here).

4. Core Math Made Easy

This low cost textbook written by Dr. Madeleine Gardner, a 35-year professor of math, from George Mason University. She created the book after finding that her own search for Praxis Math resources came up empty. >>Visit website  

5. Ed2Go

Featuring an online Praxis Core prep course that covers all subtest areas. >>Visit website

6. Magoosh Online Praxis Core Prep and Practice

Praxis Core Prep materials. Purchase is required. >>Visit website


Free, practice Praxis exam. >>Visit website

8. Khan Academy

Offers free math tutorials. Maximum benefit will be gained by carefully following the Khan course, rather than by just watching random videos. >>Visit website


Pearson Foundations of Reading Testing

Foundations of Reading Information and Registration website: 

Visit the Website



Testing Requirements for all SOE Certification Areas

Updated September 7, 2022. Please consult with your advisor to confirm requirements.

Testing Requirements For All SOE Certification Areas
Program Name NH DOE Endorsement Code NH DOE Requirements 610.02 for all certifications* NH DOE Certification* ETS Praxis Core Requirements ETS Praxis II Subject Area Assessment Requirements Pearson NH Foundations of REading
Early Childhood Education (N-3) 1866 612.03 507.18 Required 5752 Core Series Required Test Code 5024 Required
Early Childhood Special  Education 1912 612.07 507.39 Required 5752 Core Series    
Elementary Education (K-6) 1810 612.04 507.11 Required 5752 Core Series Required   K/6 Test 5001: Elem Ed Mult. Subjects Required
Elementary Education (K-8) 1811 612.04 507.11 Required 5752 Core Series Required K-8 Test 5001: Elem Ed Mult. Subjects  AND  Middle School Content Required
General Special Education (K-12) 1900 612.07 507.39 Required 5752 Core Series    
Mathematics, Middle Level (Grades 5-8) 1102 612.17 507.25 Required 5752 Core Series Required Test Code 5164  
Mathematics, Upper Level (Grades 7-12) 1100 612.18 507.26 Required 5752 Core Series Required Test Code 5165  
Reading and Writing Teacher (for already certified  teachers) 0034 612.02 507.50     Required
Digital Learning Specialist (K-12) for already Cert. teachers 0350 612.19   N/A for Certified Teachers