What PRAXIS tests do I need to become a teacher? Basic Skills: Beginning a teacher preparation program requires qualifying scores in a test of basic skills (reading, writing and math). That includes use of PRAXIS CORE, ACT, or SAT (or a combination of these). Subject Assessment: The NJ Department of Education requires a different exam, PRAXIS Subject Assessment to test content knowledge of the subjects you wish to teach. This test is required to begin Clinical Practice I (CPI). How Do I Prepare for a PRAXIS Exam? PRAXIS RESOURCES Workshops Workshops and bootcamps are available for free for WP students. Lending Library Borrow a study guide from the David and Lorraine Cheng Library or from the College of Education. Praxis LibGuide Resources Librarian Neil Grimes shares numerous resources with you to help you prepare for the tests.