School of Education
Preparing Competent, Compassionate, Collaborative and Committed Leaders

Praxis Lab

The Virginia State Department of Education has put in place policies that require pre-service teacher education candidates to pass Praxis I. The Praxis Lab was created to enhance the basic reading, writing, and mathematic skills of Norfolk State University Teacher Education students to successfully pass the VCLA, Core Academic Skills for Educators tests using Learning Express and Plato software programs.


All students must contact their advisor or course professor requiring the student to gain access to Plato-Praxis Core-VCLA-Praxis II testing software. The advisor/professor will email Dr. Ferguson the students' Name, Student ID, and Email address via class roster. By default, students will be enrolled to take the Plato Praxis Core Skills (Reading, Writing, and Math), VCLA, and Plato Praxis II tests.

Lab Hours

Hours are subject to change.

  • Monday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm