Praxis Testing Information

Praxis II: Subject Content Knowledge Tests  (Praxis II 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 II tests at: www.ets.org/praxis          

NOT ALL PRAXIS II 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 N/A 5031   Elementary Education:  Multiple Subjects   *(required after 7/1/2014)
** N/A 5032 165 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects:  Reading and Language Arts      *(required after 7/1/2014)
** N/A 5033 164 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Mathematics *(required after 7/1/2014)
** N/A 5034 155 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Social Studies *(required after 7/1/2014)
** N/A 5035 159 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Science *(required after 7/1/2014)
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 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)

English as a Second Lang

N/A

N/A

**

No Praxis II test required for 2011

(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)

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         

0543

5543

**

Special Education:  Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (required as of 9/15/2012 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]