Praxis Lab

Students will have access to a computer lab that is designed specifically for tutorial sessions dealing with subject based issues found on Praxis I & II.

Praxis Achievement Institute

These series of workshops, conducted on Saturday’s are designed to assist students in address subject area issues found on Praxis I & II. This service is FREE to all students enrolled at MVSU and the Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship. All non-enrolled persons interested in this workshop series will be charged a fee of $75 per workshop.

Fee Waiver

Students who will be taking the Praxis for the first time may be eligible for a fee waiver. This waiver is for one of the three tests on Praxis I. Please visit to download the form.

Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

Mississippi Valley State University is proud to announce that we are the recipients of the Tom Joyner Foundation/National Education Association Praxis Scholarship. The Foundation and NEA believe that pre-K through 12 curriculum should be taught by licensed teachers. They also recognize that in certain urban, suburban, and rural communities not every teacher is licensed. In an effort to help teachers become fully licensed, they have agreed to join forces to assist teachers who desire to gain full licensure.

The Foundation and NEA are offering financial assistance and professional development assistance to help teachers who are working under provisional certification and teacher candidates.

Assistance is offered in the following areas:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Support for preparing to take a state teacher licensure examination

To be eligible for this program you must be currently employed as a teacher in a K-12 public school, or currently enrolled in an accredited school of education. Scholarship winners must commit to teach a minimum of three years in identified communities, to be locally determined.

Scholarships will be made through Historically Black Colleges and Universities in selected areas throughout the United States. If you are interested in participating in this program, and are within a 100 mile radius of Mississippi Valley State University, please visit and complete the application.