Registration Instructions

For MU Students taking the Praxis Tests

These instructions are specifically for persons who are seeking certification through Millersville University.

Register online at:  www.ets.org/praxis

You must list Millersville University as a score recipient #2656.

  • GENERAL REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TESTS

    General information is provided below for the Praxis test.  Read through this information in its entirety before beginning the test registration process.

    The Praxis registration form/bulleting is available online at www.ets.org/praxis .  You may either register online or print and mail the registration form.

    Important Information to complete your Registration:

    • Score Recipients:  You must list both PDE and MU as score recipients.
      • Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) must be a score recipient.
      • Millersville University must be selected as a score recipient.
        • MU's Recipient Code for ETS for both A and R entries:  2656
        • Enter 2656 in the one R box.  
        • Attending Institution/Recipient Code Lists are available online. If you take the tests in another state or at a military reservation, you must also put the PA State Department of Education, 8033, in one R box.
    • Social Security Number:  You must use your Social Security Number when registering for tests! Without it, your scores cannot be processed electronically and there may be delays with both MU and/or PDE.
    • Candidate ID Numbers:  You will not have a Candidate ID Number if this is your first time taking an exam. This number will be assigned to you on your score report after your first exam. Retain your ETS issued ID Number for future registrations.
    • Test Center Codes:  Test Center codes are available online. MU's code is 01728.
    • The Passing Score State/Agency Code for PA:  8033  These score codes are also available online.
    • Major and Certification Field codes are available online. If your major is listed under two sections, use the code in the education subject area.
    • A separate registration form is needed for each test date!  Note that only one (1) test date can be listed per registration form. 
    • Test Fee:  To determine the fee for each test, refer to the test list found online under "registration."

    PA test requirements

    • Read the list of PA requirements carefully online (test code number and title).
    • The first number of the test code indicates the session number.
    • There are TWO test sessions on each test date.
    • You may only take one 2-hour test per session OR you may take either one or two 1-hour tests per session.
    • The test list under "registration" indicates the session number and length of the test

    after the test

    • Print and save a copy of your score report (PDF) to your computer. 
    • Your score report is only available for 45 Days AFTER you receive your scores.  This is the ONLY official copy you will receive. 
    • Millersville University cannot distribute copies of your scores.

    IMPORTANT!

    Millersville University will not be able to send your application for certification to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) until the Certification Office receives your official score from ETS. 

  • IF BEING CERTIFIED IN MORE THAN ONE CERTIFICATION AREA

    If you are being certified in more than one certification area, the Specialty Area Test must be taken for each area in which certification is sought.

    The first number of the test code indicates the session number.

    • If the first numbers are the same for two or more tests, each test must be taken on a separate test date with an additional registration fee.
    • Therefore, you will need a registration for each test date. (Example--Elementary and Early Childhood specialty area tests must each be taken on separate test dates.)
  • IF ADDING AN AREA OF CERTIFICATION TO A CURRENT CERTIFICATE

    If you are adding an area of certification to a current certificate, you only need to take the Specialty Area Test.