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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 160
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 (with 18 or higher sub-scores on the English, Math, Reading, and Science sections), you are exempt from taking the Praxis Core.

TMI Online can accept scores listed on an official high school transcript sent directly from the school. However, official electronic scores must be sent to the Mississippi Department of Education (ACT Code 9072). If your high school transcripts do not have your ACT, you can send official electronic scores to the University of Mississippi (ACT Code 1432) and notify us.

Please note that the scores are not sent to TMI Online using that code; scores are sent to UM. TMI Online cannot access scores until the scores are delivered to UM and entered into the UM campus management system (this can take up to six weeks). If your scores are more than one year old, ACT charges an archive fee as well as a fee for sending scores. If you need to send official electronic scores to both TMI and the MDE that are more than a year old, submit the request to ACT at the same time (it will look like you are being charged the archive fee twice, but if the requests are made at the same time, one of the archive fees will be dropped from your charges).  

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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