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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, practicums, and internship. Further details can be found below.

For information on documenting test scores, visit the Licensure Resource Community.


Math Specialist

Choose one of the following math assessments:

  • Praxis Subject Assessment Math: Content Knowledge (5164)
    • Passing Score: 157
  • Praxis Subject Assessment: Middle School Mathematics (5165)
    • Passing Score: 159

To locate available testing centers and to register, please visit the Praxis testing site www.ets.org/praxis.

Reading Specialist

Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE)

  • Reading Specialist Assessment Test Code: 5302
    • Required Composite Score: 162

To locate available testing centers and to register, please visit the RVE testing www.ets.org/praxis.

School Administration

  • School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Code: 6011
    • Effective if taken from October 1, 2009 – December 31, 2019
    • Required Passing Score: 163
  • School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Code: 6990
    • Effective if taken September 1, 2018 or later
    • Required Passing Score: 146

To locate available testing centers and to register, please visit the Praxis testing site www.ets.org/praxis.

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 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)
  • Tutor.com Resources (Available for online students only)

To view additional study resources, visit the the Licensure Resource Community.

View more information about licensure assessments from the Virginia Department of Education (select Professional Teacher’s Assessment Requirements).

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