Admission Testing

In accordance with our goal of cultivating teachers who are competent in subject matter, the Colorado Mesa University Center for Teacher Education (CTE) requires content testing prior to program admission and prior to beginning student teaching. When initially applying to the Teacher Education program, undergraduate* students must submit a copy of their official Praxis CORE Writing score report.

Praxis CORE (Core Academic Skills for Educators):

Writing Exam - REQUIRED

  • Exam Code: 5722
  • Required as a part of the Teacher Education Program Application
  • Demonstrates a teacher candidate’s authentic, on-demand writing ability
  • A passing score on the Writing exam is 162
  • A score of 152-161 on the PRAXIS CORE Writing test may allow for probationary admittance; students must work with their program coordinator/advisor to determine remediation steps for probationary admittance.
Study Materials
Quick Tips:
  • Use the Register Now button on the ETS test-prep site to get routed to the right test
  • The Recipient code for CMU: 4484
  • The code for the test center located at Colorado Mesa University: 5307
  • Click the EPP Test Requirements button to select the appropriate test:
    • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing (5722)
  • For more information on testing, contact the CMU Testing Center at 970.248.1260

Math Exam - No longer required

Reading Exam - No longer required

*Praxis CORE testing is not required for teacher candidates who hold a bachelor's degree.

Required Content/Licensure Testing

Content testing is required for state licensure. Students are required to take the Praxis II licensure exam prior to student teaching. Learn more about licensure content testing at: