NH Basic Skills Requirement

New Hampshire Basic Skills Requirement

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently.  It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.

Basic Skills Exam: Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751)

The New Hampshire Department of Education has established the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exam (Core) in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics as a mandatory qualifying exam for licensure.  You must pass all three sections of the Core within the first 6 months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT)  domain at WGU.  

Go to http://www.ets.org/praxis for information on test dates, fees, and registration. The minimum required scores for New Hampshire can be found by reviewing the NH Praxis Exam Requirements.

You should sign up to take your basic skills examination when you begin studying Foundations of Teaching to ensure you have time to complete the examination prior to enrollment in Effective Teaching Practices.

To ensure that WGU receives your scores and can verify your eligibility for DT, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to scores@wgu.eduIf you uploaded your official basic skills passing scores as part of your DT application, you do not need to fax or email your scores separately.


The New Hampshire Department of Education will also accept tests mandated by other State Departments of Education that are comparable to Praxis I and II, or scores on the ACT, SAT, or GRE that are at or above the fiftieth percentile. More information can be found on the NH Department of Education's website.

Previous Basic Skills Exam Policy (PPST Exam)

Prior to September 1, 2013, the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) exam was required in New Hampshire. All three subtests must have been passed prior to September 1, 2013 in order to use this exam for licensure, with one exception: If you at least attempted any subtest(s) before September 1, 2013, but did not pass, then you may retake and pass that same PPST subtest(s) by December 31, 2013 in order to use it for licensure. Otherwise, you must take all three CORE subtests (even if you already passed any PPST subtest). Note that you may not "mix and match" PPST subtests with CORE subtests.



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