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Important PRAXIS Information

Registration pamphlets with information on both PRAXIS Core and PRAXIS II are available on the rack outside of Student Academic Services, 144 Withers.  When registering for both PRAXIS Core and PRAXIS II, it is critical that you list Winthrop University (5910) and the South Carolina Department of Education (8108) as score recipients.  Preparation materials that include practice test questions for PRAXIS Core and PRAXIS II are available here.

When do I take PRAXIS Core?

All undergraduate students must meet a testing requirement for admission to the Teacher Education Program in South Carolina.  Students may meet this requirement in any of the following ways:



Minimum Score Required

ACT (writing section not required)


SAT (old version) before March 1, 2005

Verbal + Math = 1100


Verbal + Math + Writing = 1650

PRAXIS I (taken prior to September 1, 2014)

Reading = 175  Writing = 173  Math = 172

PRAXIS Core Reading = 156  Writing = 162  Math = 150

Students who do not already meet the admissions testing requirement through the ACT or SAT as listed above are encouraged to take (or retake) the ACT, SAT I, or PRAXIS Core as early as possible.  Admission to the Teacher Education Program is dependent on meeting the minimum score required on ONE of the tests listed above. 

These testing requirements will also apply for recipients of the South Carolina Teachers Loan. 

There are no exceptions to these policies. 

Students who must take a test for admission:  If you do not already meet the minimum scores on the ACT or SAT as listed above, it is necessary for you to take the ACT, SAT, SAT l, or PRAXIS CORE Series early in your undergraduate career.

To register for the ACT, please visit (writing section not required)
To register for the SAT I, please visit

There is a testing site in Rock Hill for PRAXIS Core exams, computerized version only, at Prometric Testing Center, 452 Lakeshore Parkway, Suite 110, (803) 324-5607.  You may call to schedule an appointment for the PRAXIS Core tests.  This testing center is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All teacher education students are required to pass the PRAXIS II test of the tests for their content area before entering Internship II.
PRAXIS II Testing Information (pdf - 18 KB)

For questions about PRAXIS II Internship requirements, contact Dia Hablutzel.
For questions about South Carolina licensure, contact Suzy Baldwin.