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Divisions > Educator Effectiveness > Certification Branch > Testing Information
Praxis II

PRAXIS  II  CONTENT  AREA  ASSESSMENTS

LICENSURE AREA

TEST REQUIRED

TEST CODE

MD SCORE

Agriculture Agriculture
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)
5701
5624
147
157

Art

Art: Content and Analysis

5135

161

Biology

Biology: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5235
5624

150
157

Business   Education

Business Education: Content Knowledge 
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5101
5624

154
157

Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5245
5624

153

157

Chinese Mandarin Chinese (Mandarin)
World Languages: Pedagogy***
5655
5841
165
158

Early Childhood

Early Childhood: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood (Pedagogy)

5022
5621

160
157

Earth/Space 

Earth/Science: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5571
5624

152
157

Economics Economics
Principles of Learning and Teaching (Pedagogy)

5911
5624

150
157

Elementary Education

Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications
Principles of Learnng and Teaching: Grades K-6 (Pedagogy)

5019

5622

155

160

English

English Language, Arts Content: and Analysis
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5039
5624

168
157

ESOL

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5361

149

Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)
5122
5624
153
157

French

World Languages: French
World Languages: Pedagogy***

5174
5841

162
158

Geography Geography
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5921
5624

168
157

German

World Languages: German
World Languages: Pedagogy***

5183
5841

163
158

Health Health Education 5551

155
History World and US History: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5941
5624

160
157
Latin Latin
World Languages: Pedagogy***

5601
5841

152
158

Mathematics

Mathematics: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5161
5624

160
157

Music

Music: Content & Instruction 

5114

162

Physics

Physics: Content  Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5265
5624

143
157

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

169

Political Science Government/Political Science
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5931
5624

149
157

Social Studies

Social Studies: Content and Interpretation
Principles of Learning and Teaching:Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5086
5624


153
157

Spanish

World Language: Spanish
World Languages: Pedagogy***

5195
5841

168
158

Special Education

Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Technology Education

Technology Education
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5051
5624

159
157

Theater Theater
Principles of Learning and Teaching (Pedagogy)

5641
5624

151
157
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147
Reading Option -   -

Reading

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

 

5203

162

Applicants or current professional certificate holders with certification in early childhood, elementary, or special education at the early childhood and elementary levels may test out of the reading requirement (12 semester hours) by meeting the qualifying score on the above Praxis II assessment. 

Administrator II

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

6011

165

Middle School (Two content assessments required if graduating from an approved dual program).
Middle School Middle School: English/Language Arts
Principles of Learning and Teaching:5-9 (Pedagogy)***

5047
5623

164
160

Middle School: Mathematics
Principles of Learning and Teaching:5-9 (Pedagogy)***
5169
5623
165
160
Middle School: Science
Principles of Learning and Teaching:5-9 (Pedagogy)***
5440
5623
150
160

Middle School: Social Studies
Principles of Learning and Teaching:5-9 (Pedagogy)***

5089
5623

154
160


*** This pedagogy test is not required for graduates of approved teacher preparation programs in world languages or middle school. It is a requirement only for candidates completing certification through transcript analysis or alternative preparation programs.

Please Note: 

Applicants seeking certification in a world language may meet the testing requirement by presenting qualifying scores on the Praxis II content assessment in the specific language or presenting qualifying scores on both the ACTFL OPI and WPT for that language. The pedagogy test (5841) is not required for graduates of approved teacher preparation programs in world languages. It is a requirement only for candidates completing certification through transcript analysis or through alternative preparation programs.

NTE qualifying scores as of January 1, 2011 are no longer  accepted unless accompanied by a valid, professional out-of-state certificate.

Applicants must meet current testing requirements at the time of application.


Contact Information
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