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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 exam: 5723).

Praxis Testing Offered at-Home, at CMU (limited), or Offsite:

Help Paying for Praxis

Exam Fee Waiver
  • Exam fee waivers are available for qualifying candidates based a candidate's FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less.
  • To apply for an exam fee waiver, see
  • TEACH Colorado also offers up to $100 in reimbursements to applicants for application and enrollment-related fees and expenses. These include testing and fingerprinting fees associated with applying to teacher education. Individuals who enroll in and begin a partner educator preparation program between September 1, 2020 and September 1, 2021 will be eligible.
  • Apply at

Required Content/Licensure Testing

Content testing is required for state licensure. Students are required to take their Praxis content exam prior to student teaching, usually prior to their SENIOR year. Learn more about licensure content testing at: