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Praxis Attending Institution and Designated Score Recipients

When registering for any Praxis exam, you will be prompted to provide an attending institution (where training is being done) and designated score recipients (where your Praxis score report should be sent). Enter TMI Online’s institutional code (1806) into both of these sections. If you are taking a Praxis exam outside the state of Mississippi, you should include the Mississippi Department of Education’s institutional code of (7599) in the designated score recipient section.

Your score report will be posted to your “My Praxis Account” section of the Praxis website. The score report is made available to you in the form of a locked PDF. Be sure to save the locked PDF score report before it is removed (TMI Online can accept this file as an official score report).

Praxis Core*

(*Test Code to take all three sections in one sitting is 5751)

Content Area
Test Code
Min. Score


Praxis Subject Assessment

(formerly Praxis II)

Approved Subject Area Test Code Min. Score
Art (K-12) 5134 158
Biology (7-12) 5235 150
Business Education (7-12) 5101 153
Chemistry (7-12) 5245 151
Chinese (K-12) 5665 164
Economics (7-12) 5911 150
English (7-12) 5038 167
Family & Consumer Science (7-12) 5122 153
French (K-12) 5174 153
German (K-12) 5183 154
Health (K-12) 5551 149
Latin (K-12) 5601 152
Library/Media (K-12) 5311 143
Marketing Education (7-12) 5561 151
Mathematics (7-12) 5161 152
Music (K-12) 5113 161
Physical Education (K-12) 5091 145
Physics (7-12) 5265 139
Social Studies (7-12) 5081 150
Spanish (K-12) 5195 160
Speech Communications (7-12) 5221 143
Special Education (K-12) 5354 152

For more information about ETS and Praxis testing, visit

PraxisTesting Windows and Additional Attempts
The Praxis Core is given on a continuous basis. If the testing center is open, it is offering the Praxis Core. The Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly Praxis II) is offered in testing windows. This means there are only certain dates available to sign up for an exam. Visit to view testing window dates.

The Praxis Core, or individual sections of the Praxis Core, can only be taken once every 21 days. The Praxis Subject Assessment can be taken only once in any single testing window.

Your test results become available 10-16 business days after a testing window closes (not 10-16 business days after you take the exam). Score reports are posted to candidates’ ETS account first, normally about a week before any institution (such as the MDE or TMI) is permitted access. The score report can be saved from the candidate’s ETS account as a “locked PDF.” This score report is both the candidate’s copy, and if emailed as a “locked PDF,” can be used as an official score report. Candidates should be sure they save the file as it will disappear from their ETS account page after one year.

Praxis® Testing Locations
Ellisville, MS … (601) 578-3389
Flowood, MS … (601) 664-9960
Hattiesburg, MS … (601) 266-6123
Memphis, TN … (901) 678-1457
Memphis, TN … (901) 756-1425
Meridian, MS … (601) 484-8724
Metaire, LA … (504) 834-2155
Mobile, AL … (251) 345-1704
Monroe, LA … (318) 345-9246
Monticello, AR … (870) 460-1454
New Orleans, LA … (504) 280-8378
Oxford, MS … (662) 915-6501
Starkville, MS … (662) 325-6610

ACT  Test

If you have a 21 composite score on the ACT (regardless of individual sub-scores on the English, Math, Reading, and Science sections), you are exempt from taking the Praxis Core.

During the process of applying to TMI, ACT scores should be sent to both TMI and the Mississippi Department of Education.  There are two options for sending ACT scores.  First, if your 21 ACT score came during high school, an official transcript can be sent by the school to TMI and MDE. Alternatively, electronic scores can sent using ACT Codes (either past score reports or future results if codes are entered during ACT registration).  The code for MDE is 9072 and the code for TMI is 1432.  If you previously sent ACT scores to The University of Mississippi, we may be able to access a copy of your score (make a note on your application or send us an email).

If you prefer, you are allowed to attempt the ACT instead of taking the Praxis Core. You must take the ACT on a national test date (not a residual testing; national tests are administered on a Saturday morning) and you need only sign up for the ACT (not the ACT Plus Writing).

SAT score of 990 (on the 1600 point CR+M SAT, not the 2400 point CR+M+W SAT) can be substituted for the ACT. Email for directions on getting SAT scores to TMI Online and the MDE.

You should apply if you have:

  • earned a bachelor's degree in a non-education area from a nationally/regionally accredited institution of higher learning (or are entering your final semester), and
  • possess extensive knowledge of art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, economics, English, family & consumer sciences, French, German, health, Latin, library/media, marketing, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, mathematics, social studies, Spanish, speech communications, or special education, and
  • want a secure and rewarding career that will impact hundreds of lives,

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