In Tennessee, to gain admission to an educator preparation program, a student must score a minimum of 156 on the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Praxis exam as of 2015. Students must also score 162 on the writing version of this exam and 150 on the math version. To become a certified educator in Tennessee, a student must take the required Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis exam that is applicable to the level he wishes to teach.
Tennessee requires a minimum score of 155 for students to pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood and Grades 7-12 exams, while the state requires a minimum score of 158 on the Grades K-6 and Grades 5-9 exams. In addition to the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam, students must pass specific licensure area Praxis exams to become certified teachers in Tennessee. For example, a student wishing to teach English as a second language must score a minimum of 143 on the English to Speakers of Other Languages exam.
To become certified teachers in Maine, prospective educators must receive minimum scores of 156 on the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Praxis exam, and they must also receive minimum scores of 162 on the writing version of the test and 150 on the math version. A candidate who wishes to teach only grades 7-12 must pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 exam with a minimum score of 157. A candidate who wants to teach at all grade levels must pass this exam with the same minimum score and also pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 exam with a minimum score of 160. Maine also requires candidates to take and pass Praxis exams for the specific desired licensure areas.