Advanced Licensure Exams

Candidates who are interested in an advanced state license must complete a Virginia Department of Education approved program. To be eligible for verification forms for other states, the licensure office must verify that candidates have completed one of our approved licensure programs. Programs that lead to licensure will involve coursework, licensure tests, and internship. Here is a summary of advanced licensure assessments. Further details can be found below.

Math Specialist

To locate available testing centers and to register, please visit the Praxis testing site
Note: Not all Praxis Subject Assessments are available in a computer-based format, so be sure to plan ahead.

Choose one of the following math assessments:

  • Praxis Subject Assessment Math: Content Knowledge (5161)
    • Passing Score: 160
  • Praxis Subject Assessment: Middle School Mathematics (5169)
    • Passing Score: 165

Reading Specialist

Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE)

  • Reading Specialist Assessment Test Code: 5304
  • To locate available testing centers and to register, please visit the RVE testing
  • Required Composite Score: 162

Study Resources:

  • Complete EDUC 554 prior to taking the RVE.
  • ETS Study Materials
  • Review the booklet Put Reading First
    • DVDs of Put Reading First are also on reserve in the Curriculum Library. Students may view these videos in the Curriculum Library.

School Administration

  • School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Code: 6011
  • To locate available testing centers and to register, please visit the Praxis testing site
  • Required Passing Score: 163
    • If the candidate's state requires the SLLA and has a different passing score requirement than VA, the candidate is required to meet the VA passing score of 163.

    • If the candidate is not seeking Virginia licensure and the state does not require the SLLA, he/she may complete the licensure exam requirement for the state in which licensure is being sought.

    • If that state does not have a licensure exam requirement, the candidate must complete the SLLA passing score requirement of 163.

School Counseling

  • Professional School Counselor Test Code: 5421
  • To locate available testing centers and to register, please visit the Praxis testing site
  • Required Passing Scores: No minimum score determined for Virginia at this time

Additional Test Support and Tutoring

  • Campus Resources
    • Accommodations Related to a Documented Disability: If you have a documented disability and think you may need special accommodations to complete the required test(s), please see the individual testing pages and/or contact the Liberty University Office of Disability and Academic Services (ODAS) for more information.
    • Math Emporium and Math Courses (for further support and practice)
      • MATH 100/MATH 100L*
      • MATH 110/MATH 110L*
      • *Optional companion labs may be taken concurrently with MATH 100 and MATH 110. Each lab will provide weekly live online sessions with a math instructor. During this time, candidates will be able to walk through examples, receive additional instruction through live synchronous sessions, and have the opportunity to ask questions with immediate answers (similar to being in a classroom).
    • Writing Center
  • Sylvan Learning Tutoring (Available for both residential and online students)
  • Resources (Available for online students only)

Documenting Test Scores

Even though test scores are sent to Liberty electronically from the testing company, candidates are responsible for printing and storing records of the official score sheets. Official score sheets must be submitted by the candidate as a scanned copy at various Gates. A hard copy of the official score sheets must be submitted by the candidate to the Liberty University Teacher Licensure Office for Gate 4 paperwork.

For additional test score documentation assistance:

  • Praxis (RVE, SLLA, Subject Assessment)

View more information about licensure assessments from the Virginia Department of Education.

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