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Course & Subject Guides

Graduate Exam Preparation @ Pitt: PRAXIS

This guide will help you find graduate exam preparation materials from the University of Pittsburgh and local institutions.

The PRAXIS Series

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.

  • 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.

University Resources

PittCat

undefined PittCat is the main searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library System (ULS), including articles, books, ebooks, journal articles, ejournals, audio and video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.

Searching for PRAXIS Books in PITTCat+

PITTCat+ Search Tips:

Search

  • Enter the test name PRAXIS I or PRAXIS II in the text box and press enter or click Search Library.
  • In the central panel, you will get search results, ranked by relevance.
  • Click on a result for a full view with holding information.

Refine

  • Refine your search results by clicking on any term on the left to focus and narrow your results.
  • Refine to by clicking on Items in the library catalog.
  • Refine to Books and/or ebooks.
  • Refine to your library by clicking it under Library Location.
  • Sort by "date newest" to find recently published books (these will usually be on reserve at the Hillman Library ground floor Lending Desk)

Be sure to log in remotely to view the full-text of ebooks.

Materials at CLP

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) also offers exam preparation materials.