An application can be submitted without a Praxis score without penalty. A passing score strongly strengthens an application, therefore, if you test after your application is submitted please communicate your score to the Pre-Residency department at any time during interview stage(s).

All accepted residents are required to pass the Praxis II Content Knowledge exam as part of the on-boarding process. Preliminary acknowledgement of passing scores (delivered immediately on computerized exams) should be communicated via email to MTR by the following dates:

  • Fall Applicants: March 1, 2016
  • Spring Applicants: May 1, 2016

Official Praxis II Content Knowledge score reports must be sent to the following two institutions:

  • Union University (code 1826)
  • TN Department of Education (code 8190).

Applicants who have passed the PRAXIS II test will be required to forward a copy of the official student score report to MTR after receiving an invitation to join the program. Applicants should keep their original official score reports for future reference.

The following information is intended to assist you in registration for the Praxis exam, however, it is not a substitute for information published on the ETS website. Applicants should always visit the ETS website ( for current information prior to registering for a test and understand the testing requirements for Tennessee (TN).

To register, go to the ETS Praxis II Home Page, click here.

Praxis II Content Knowledge Exam


Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education K–6 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5018 n/a 163

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in             You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Biology 7–12 Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 n/a 148
Chemistry 7–12 Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 n/a 152
English 7–12 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge  5038 n/a 167
ESL English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 143
History 7–12 World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 941 136
Mathematics 7–12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) 5161 n/a 160
Physics 7–12 Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 265 144
Spanish 7–12 Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 163

Effective September 2015


For Praxis II – General Information and Study Tips, click here.

For Praxis II Content Preparation and Sample Tests, click here.

For Praxis II Test Information and Sample Questions, see here.