GRE / PRAXIS
A graduate degree can give you a big advantage in your career. The first step to achieving that advantage is to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. The GRE revised General Test was introduced in August 2011.
Preparing for the GRE
- Detailed information pertaining to test content, test administration, scoring and reporting
- Educational Testing Service (ETS) materials
- PowerPREP software from ETS
- Numerous books can be found in the study guide section of any bookstore; many also include access to online practice tests
The general test comprises three sections. The cumulative score from the verbal and quantitative sections will be considered for admission purposes.
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
|One "analyze an issue" task and one "analyze an argument" task||30 minutes per task|
|20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
Testing location for Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach areas:
Prometric Testing Center
660 Independence Parkway
Battlefield Corporate Park
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 277-9877 Please call to schedule a testing appointment.
Registering by Phone:
- Call the test center directly or (800) GRE-CALL ((800) 473-2255)
- Use VISA, MasterCard or American Express
The Praxis Series tests measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:
- Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST)
These tests measure basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. In addition to licensure, these tests are often used to qualify candidates for entry into a teacher education program. See Praxis I information.
- Praxis II Subject Assessments
These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching. See Praxis II information.
The above is courtesy of ETS, "About the The Praxis Series Tests."
- Students planning on taking the Praxis I exam on the computer (computerized PPST) must register at least 2-3 weeks in advance in order to have a testing station.
- Fee waivers are available in cases of financial hardship. For more details see the Praxis Registration Bulletin.
For more information on the Praxis exam, please visit the master's in teaching website.