Education Resource Center

The Education Resource Center’s purpose is to provide academic and testing support for students. Located in Enderis Hall, Room 290, the ERC offers workshops and tutoring services as well as a place to participate in self-guided study. There are no fees for these services. Our center takes appointments and walk-ins.

Summer 2015 Hours

Mondays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Important Notice: The Education Resource Center will be closed July 27- August 4. Center hours and tutoring sessions will return to normal operations on Wednesday, August 5. If you need assistance, please send an email to soeerc@uwm.edu and your email will be addressed as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Enderis Hall, Room 290
2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI. 53201-0413

Phone: (414) 229-3326
soeerc@uwm.edu

Tutoring

Please contact our Graduate Program Assistant if you have any questions regarding the Praxis exams or to schedule a tutoring appointment. Math Tutors are also available for questions and guidance specific to the Praxis Core Mathematics exam.

Alyssa Dahmer
Graduate Program Assistant
Education Resource Center
School of Education
adahmer@uwm.edu

Praxis Core Information

Praxis Core Overview
Praxis Core Workshops
  • The Praxis CORE sessions are designed for students who have never taken the Praxis CORE exam before. Participants will learn:
    • What is covered in the exam.
    • How to register for the exam.
    • How to prepare for exam.
    • Test taking strategies.
  • Workshop dates for Spring 2015 TBD.
PRAXIS Core Preparation Materials
Waiver Eligibility
  • All four conditions must be met and documented by the applicant in the attached Praxis Core Waiver Request Form to be considered for a waiver. To request a waiver, the applicant must establish that:
    • All other program admissions requirements have been met.
    • Two of the three PRAXIS CORE subtests have been passed.
    • The failed subtest has been taken at least twice.
    • There is convincing, alternative evidence available to support ones basic skill competency in the failed subtest area (e.g., success in recent, related coursework; passing scores or sufficiently high scores on standardized tests such as placement tests, ACT, SAT, Praxis II, GRE). This evidence (as noted by the applicant on the PRAXIS CORE Waiver Request Form) will be reviewed by the appropriate program faculty committee. Acceptance of this alternative evidence requires an approval signature on the PRAXIS CORE Waiver Request Form by the committee chairperson. Approval is by no means automatic.
  • If an applicant is believed to have met these four conditions, complete and submit the UWM Core Tests Exemption Request Form (PDF) to your academic advisor.

Praxis II Information

Praxis II Overview
  • Praxis II Overview.
  • View the Wisconsin Test Requirements to find your desired area of licensure and determine which test(s) are necessary for certification. More specific details on each test may be accessed by clicking on the test title.
Praxis II Preparation Materials

Current UWM students may enroll in our Praxis II D2L ongoing course module for access to practice questions and content area reviews that will assist preparation for following Praxis II exams:

  • Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
  • English Language Arts: Content Knowledge
  • General Science: Content Knowledge
  • Mathematics: Content Knowledge
  • Middle School: Content Knowledge
  • Social Studies: Content Knowledge

Please contact the ERC to enroll.

Praxis PLATO Learning Environment

Praxis PLATO Learning Environment Overview
The Praxis PLATO Learning Environment (PLE) is a web-based instructional support and test preparation online program offering assessment and lessons directly related to the Praxis Core and Praxis II exams. With a variety of practice tests, instructional supplements, and thorough assessments of progress and performance, the PLE will serve as an exceptional study companion for your specific Praxis preparation needs.
Praxis Lessons Offered
  • Praxis Core Mathematics
  • Praxis Core Reading
  • Praxis Core Writing
  • Praxis II: Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
  • Praxis II: Middle School: Content Knowledge
  • Praxis II: Social Studies: Content Knowledge
  • Praxis II: General Science: Content Knowledge
  • Praxis II: Mathematics: Content Knowledge
  • Praxis II: English Language, Literature Composition: Content Knowledge
  • Praxis II: Art: Content Knowledge
Log-In Instructions
Use the PLATO Learning Environment Log-in Registration for Self-Enrollment Instructional Manual (PDF) to register and begin the self-guided courses.

NOTE: Registration for each Praxis course requires a Class ID and password. Please contact the ERC to get this information.

Questions or Concerns?
For general questions about using PLE to receive the necessary class ID and password for registration, contact adahmer@uwm.edu. If you need technical support, visit the PLATO Support Center webpage or call (800) 869-2200.

General Information for Praxis Tests

Important: Praxis Tests Price Increases
  • Exam fees for Praxis Core and Praxis II exams will increase starting June 1, 2015.
  • The fee increases range between $5 and $10 depending on the exam. ETS still offers a discounted rate for candidates registering to take the combined test offering for the Core Academic Skills for Educators (5751).
  • More information and specific test pricing can be found on the ETS Praxis Series website.
Praxis Computer-Based Testing Experience
Learn how to navigate through a Praxis test and how to answer different types of questions with this ETS Praxis Testing Demonstration interactive video (Flash required).
Praxis Calendar and ETS Prometric Test Center Location
  • ETS Praxis Tests Dates
  • ETS Prometric Test Center
    19435 W. Capitol Dr.
    Brookfield, WI 53045
  • Directions from UWM:
    • Head north on N. Maryland Ave.
    • Turn left onto Capitol Dr.
    • Turn left onto Mitchell Park Dr. and enter the industrial park (on left)
    • 19435 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI 53045
Important Information Regarding Test Accommodations
Non-native English speakers and individuals with documented disabilities may be eligible for special test-taking accommodations. For more information, consult the ETS websites for Disability and Health-related Needs and Other Accommodations.
Test Retake Policy
  • If you feel you did not perform to your potential, you may retake a Praxis test once every 21 days, not including your initial test date.
    • Note: If you take a combined test, such as the Praxis Core combined test, you cannot take a subtest until after the 21-day period.
  • This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you violate this restriction, the scores from your retest will not be reported and your test fees will not be refunded.