Education :Praxis

Praxis Exams

The Praxis Exams are required for licensure programs only - Elementary, Secondary, Special Education..

Students must take and pass:

  • Praxis I PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Tests)
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Math

Students in the licensure programs are required to take the Praxis I PPST prior to full acceptance into the program.

  • Praxis II Content Knowledge*
    • Secondary- choose according to your area of concentration- Science, Math, English or Social Studies
    • Special Education- Special Ed: Mild/Moderate
    • Elementary- Elementary Ed: Content Knowledge

Praxis II Content Knowledge, must be passed BEFORE full acceptance into student teaching. Refer to the Field Experiences Manual for specific deadline dates of PRAXIS scores and other student teaching requirements.

*PRAXIS Exam requirements and codes are subject to change so please contact Field Services at or check the ETS and/or Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website for more information on the specific exam/code that align with your program requirements.

Recipient Codes

Recipient codes ensure that official test scores are sent to the institution. Chaminade University and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board does not accept copies of your PRAXIS exam scores so please be sure to indicate both institutions as recipients.

Chaminade University Recipient Code: 4105
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Recipient Code: 8620

Go to the Praxis Series: Teacher Licensure and Certification website and/or Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.