NV Basic Skills Requirements-All Pathways

Nevada Basic Skills Requirement-All Pathways


Note: Applicants must have passed the required exams within five years prior to the date they apply for licensure. 


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

The Nevada Department of Education has established the Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics as the state-required basic skills exam. You must pass all three sections of the Core within the first 6 months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT)  domain at WGU.  

Previous Basic Skills Exam (If passed prior to September 2014):  Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). If you have not completed the Praxis I® (5710, 5720, 5730) tests, you have until July 2014 to take all three tests. Scores will be accepted by the Nevada Department of Education provided the approved passing scores are met by that date.

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

To ensure WGU receives your Praxis Core scores, add WGU (Recipient Code #4944) as an official score recipient when you register for Praxis Core. You may wish to consider consulting the Registering for Praxis Exams article.

Alternative Exam
Students may also pass the CBEST in lieu of the Praxis Core to meet Nevada's Basic Skills requirement.




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