Active duty? Want to teach? DANTES pays for the PRAXIS
10/23/2019 12:00:00 AM

Active duty U.S. military members make great teachers!

If you meet a service member who expresses an interest in becoming an instructor, mentoring and/or teaching, please share information about the Troops to Teachers program. Service members who have a passion for helping others grow in knowledge, understanding, and potential are often a perfect fit for the classroom. While on active duty, all service members should be continually preparing for future career options. This includes working on a college degree, ensuring that their Joint Services Transcript (JST) is up to date, and updating a draft resume with pertinent skills and certifications gained while on active duty.


U.S. active duty service members may not know that DANTES reimburses the Praxis Series exam fee. This exam series is not necessary for everyone. It is only necessary if a member is interested in a career in education after serving in the military. The Praxis® measures academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. If a member is thinking about entering the teaching profession, the Praxis Series® tests are a required part of the certification process for many states and professional licensing organizations. It is important to note that not all states require the Praxis exam to teach. Members should do their own research to ensure they need the exam for employment. DANTES reimburses Praxis® test fees for eligible U.S. military personnel only.


All active-duty service members (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard), as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve components, are eligible to take one DANTES-reimbursed Praxis® Core test and one Subject-specific content knowledge test, per lifetime of service, to include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments, or
  • Praxis® Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments (CKT)

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The Praxis® website offers several types of preparation materials, to include study companions, study guides, practice tests, and more. These exams require study and preparation. Members should review the Praxis website fully and know what to expect during the exam. The more time spent preparing means a better score on the exam.


Since there are several exams within the Praxis Series, members will want to review score information carefully. Praxis website information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Getting Your Scores
  • Sending Your Scores
  • Understanding Your Scores
  • Scoring Policies

Everything a member needs to know about taking the Praxis is in this document. Members are encouraged to download and review it fully.


All information regarding Praxis testing policies, fees, registration procedures, and the nearest test center is available on the Praxis website. The cost of the Praxis® Series varies by test. DANTES does not reimburse the following fees: additional expenses including but not limited to rescheduling, cancellation, late-arrival fees, forfeiture fees, service charges, credit-card interest, travel expenses, and Value Added Tax (VAT) All exam reimbursement requests must be submitted via the Electronic Reimbursement Request, which requires a valid government-issued CAC card. Contact the Exams Program via email at, if you have questions regarding the electronic reimbursement submission process.

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