Praxis Subject Assessments Information

Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II Tests) must be passed before applying to Gate 3 - Student Teaching.

The following tests are required for the endorsement (teaching specialty) areas indicated. Only one Specialty Area test is required, but it must match an endorsement area in which initial licensure is granted. The Specialty Area tests are listed under Praxis Subject Assessments at: www.ets.org/praxis         

Not all Praxis Subject Assessments are available online so be sure to plan ahead!  

Attention: Prohibited items during Praxis testing

Elementary (preK-6, 6-8) Endorsement Areas

Paper Test Code

Computer Test Code

Passing Score

Specialty Area Test

Elementary Education *(required after 7/1/2015)

N/A

5001

 

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects *(required after 7/1/2015)

 

N/A

5002

157

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects:  Reading and Language Arts  *(required after 7/1/2015)

 

N/A

5003

157

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Mathematics *(required after 7/1/2015)

 

N/A

5004

155

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Social Studies *(required after 7/1/2015)

 

N/A

5005

159

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Science *(required after 7/1/2015)

Elementary Education *(required 7/1/2014-6/30/2015)

N/A

5031

 

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects  *(required 7/1/2014-6/30/2015)

 

N/A

5032

165

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Reading and Language Arts *(required 7/1/2014-6/30/2015)

 

N/A

5033

164

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Mathematics *(required 7/1/2014-6/30/2015)

 

N/A

5034

155

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Social Studies *(required 7/1/2014-6/30/2015)

 

N/A

5035

159

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Science *(required 7/1/2014-6/30/2015)

Middle School:  English/Language Arts

(*0049)

(*5049)

(164)

Middle School English/Language Arts *(taken before 1/1/2014)

Middle School: English/Language Arts

N/A

5047

164

Middle School English/Language Arts  *(taken after 1/1/2014)

Middle School:  Mathematics

(*0069)

N/A

(163)

Middle School Mathematics *(taken before 1/1/2014)

Middle School: Mathematics

N/A

5169

165

Middle School Mathematics *(taken after 1/1/2014)

Middle School: Science*(taken after 7/1/2015)

N/A

5440

150

Middle Education Science*(taken after 7/1/2015)

Middle School: Science

0439

N/A

162

Middle School Science

Middle School: Social Studies

0089

5089

160

Middle School Social Studies

**Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (0014/5014) with a minimum passing score of 143 is accepted IF test date was prior to July 1, 2014.

Secondary (6-12, K-12)

Endorsement Areas

Paper Test Code

Computer Test Code

Passing Score

Specialty

Area Test

Biology

0235

5235

155

Biology: Content Knowledge

(Business Education)

(*0100)

(N/A)

(590)

Business Education *(taken before 9/2010)

Business Education

0101

5101

157

Business Education: Content Knowledge (taken after 9/1/2010)

Computer Science

N/A

N/A

**

No Praxis II test required for 2011

(English)

(*0041)

(*5041)

(172)

English Language, Lit, Comp: Content Knowledge *(taken before 1/1/2014)

English

N/A

5038

167

English Language Arts:  Content Knowledge  *(taken after 1/1/2014)

(Family & Consumer Sciences)

(*0120)

N/A

(550)

Family & Consumer Sciences *(taken before 9/2008)

Family & Consumer Sciences

0121

5121

150

Family & Consumer Sciences (taken after 9/2008)

(Health/Physical Education)

(0856)

(5856)

(151)

Health & Physical Education: Content Knowledge (taken before 7/1/2015)

Health/Physical Education

N/A

5857

160

Health & Physical Education:  Content Knowledge *(effective 7/1/2015)

History/Social Studies

0081

5081

161

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

(Mathematics)

(*0061)

(*5061)

(147)

Math: Content Knowledge (graphing calculator req)  *(taken before 1/1/2014)

Mathematics

N/A

5161

160

Math: Content Knowledge (graphing calculator req) (taken after 1/1/2014)

Mathematics - Algebra 1 (Add-on endorsement)

NA

5162

148

Algebra 1 *(effective 2/23/2017)

Music: Choral or Instrumental

(*0113)

5113

160

Music: Content Knowledge  *(paper version no longer available)

(Spanish)

(*0191)

(N/A)

(161)

Spanish: Content Knowledge *(taken before 9/2010)

Spanish

N/A

5195

168

Spanish: World Language (taken after 9/1/2010)

Special Education: General Curriculum***

N/A

5354

**

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications  (required as of 2/01/2016 Gate 3 deadline)

(Special Education: General Curriculum)         

(0543)

(5543)

(**)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (required prior to 2/01/2016 Gate 3 deadline)

TESL

N/A

5362

149

English to Speakers of Other Languages (required as of 2/01/2017 Gate 3 deadline)

Theatre Arts

N/A

N/A

**

No Praxis II test required for 2011

(Visual Arts)

(*0133)

(N/A)

(159)

Art: Content Knowledge  *(taken before 9/2011)

Visual Arts

0134

5134

158

Art: Content Knowledge (taken after 9/2011)

** No minimum score determined for Virginia [check Praxis Score Recipient Guide for other states]

***Instead of using the drop down menu and selecting the state of Virginia on the ETS website, students should click on the "EPP Test Requirements" button and scroll until they find the required special education test.