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In order to accommodate Praxis® test takers on the Neighbor Islands, ETS has created mobile testing events. Registering for a mobile testing event uses the same process as registering to take a Praxis test at a Prometric® test center or other test center locations. Test takers should go to the Praxis registration system to register to test for all mobile sites and sign up for their selected test date. Test dates and test center locations for mobile testing events will continue to be added to the Praxis registration system until we have sufficient coverage.

If you need to take a Praxis assessment but do not have access to a center on your island, please contact Denee West to get information and assistance about registration and other testing locations. Denee can be contacted at 609-683-2774, and by email at DWest@ets.org. She will respond to emails and answer messages left on her voicemail within 24 hours.

Click on a Category Name below to see the list of individual Licensure Tests and passing scores. Only fields that have Praxis exams are listed. For more information about adding a field, please see the Add a Teaching Field page.

Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
BASIC SKILLS TESTS: Core Academic Skills for Educators All Grades Praxis 5751*
  • Reading (5712)
  • Writing (5722)
  • Mathematics (5732)

156
162
150
* – To pass the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Multiple Subjects (5751) test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all three subtests (5712, 5713, 5714) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Multiple Subjects (5751) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
Business K-6, 6-12 Praxis 5101 154
Industrial and Engineering Technology K-6, 6-12 Praxis 5051 159
Natural Resources K-6, 6-12 Praxis 5701 147
Public and Human Services K-6, 6-12 Praxis 5122 153
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
School Counselor K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5421 156
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
Early Childhood Education PK-K, PK-3 Praxis 5024 160
Elementary Education K-6 Praxis 5001*
  • Reading and Language Arts (5002)
  • Mathematics (5003)
  • Social Studies (5004)
  • Science (5005)


157
157
158
159

* – To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Alternatively, a total of thirty-six semester hours, including nine semester hours in each of the following four core content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. At least three semester hours in each of the core content areas must be upper division level.

The Elementary Education Praxis II content exam and the coursework option can be combined to meet content knowledge for Elementary Education. For example, candidates may combine a passing score on test 5002 (Reading) and test 5005 (Science), nine credit hours in Math, and nine credit hours in Social Studies to satisfy content knowledge requirements. Three of the nine semester hours in Math and three of the nine semester hours in Social Studies must be at the upper division level (3xx or 4xx).

    Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
    Art K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5134 158
    Music K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5113 139
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
Career and Technical Education – Public and Human Services K-6, 6-12 Praxis 5122 153
Health K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5551 142
Physical Education K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5091 155
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
English 6-8 Praxis 5047 164
English 6-12 Praxis 5038 167
Reading K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5204 159
Reading Specialist P-3, K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5301* 164
* – NOTE: You CANNOT use this test to add the field of Reading Specialist to a license. It should only be used by applicants who have completed a SATEP in Reading SPECIALIST if required by the preparation program.
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
Algebra I 6-12 Praxis 5162* 157
Mathematics 6-8 Praxis 5169 164
Mathematics 6-12 Praxis 5161* 160
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Note: Please see the Add a Teaching Field page for more information on adding the STEM field.

K-6 Praxis 5031
AND one of the following:

Praxis 5440
OR
Praxis 5435
OR
Praxis 5161
OR
Praxis 5169
159


150

152

160

164
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Note: Please see the Add a Teaching Field page for more information on adding the STEM field.

6-8 Praxis 5031
AND one of the following:

Praxis 5440
OR
Praxis 5169
159


150

164
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Note: Please see the Add a Teaching Field page for more information on adding the STEM field.

6-12 Praxis 5031
AND one of the following:

Praxis 5435
OR
Praxis 5161
159


152

160
* – Please note, for initial licensing, you must take the exam for the field in which you are completing your student teaching. You must follow the same policy if adding a field using experience for one year of teaching in the field, the Praxis test must be in the same field as the year of experience.
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood PK-3, PK-K Praxis 5621 157
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 K-6 Praxis 5622 160
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5-9
(Used for Middle Level licenses in Hawaii grades 6-8)
6-8 Praxis 5623 160
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12
(Used for Secondary Level license in Hawaii grades 6-12)
6-12 Praxis 5624 157
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
Biology 6-12 Praxis 5235* 151
Chemistry 6-12 Praxis 5245* 154
Earth and Space Science 6-12 Praxis 5571* 147
Geography 6-12 Praxis 5921 151
Physics 6-12 Praxis 5265* 153
Science 6-8 Praxis 5440 150
Science

Note: Choose ONE of the five PRAXIS tests shown on the right for field Science 6-12.

6-12 Praxis 5435*
OR
Praxis 5265*
OR
Praxis 5235*
OR
Praxis 5245*
OR
Praxis 5571*
152

153

151

154

147
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Note: Please see the Add a Teaching Field page for more information on adding the STEM field.

K-6 Praxis 5031
AND one of the following:

Praxis 5440
OR
Praxis 5435
OR
Praxis 5161
OR
Praxis 5169
159


150

152

160

164
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Note: Please see the Add a Teaching Field page for more information on adding the STEM field.

6-8 Praxis 5031
AND one of the following:

Praxis 5440
OR
Praxis 5169
159


150

164
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Note: Please see the Add a Teaching Field page for more information on adding the STEM field.

6-12 Praxis 5031
AND one of the following:

Praxis 5435
OR
Praxis 5161
159


152

160
* – Please note, for initial licensing, you must take the exam for the field in which you are completing your student teaching. You must follow the same policy if adding a field using experience for one year of teaching in the field, the Praxis test must be in the same field as the year of experience.
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
Economics 6-12 Praxis 5911 150
Geography 6-12 Praxis 5921 151
Government/Political Science 6-12 Praxis 5931 149
Psychology 6-12 Praxis 5391 154
Social Studies 6-8 Praxis 5089 152
Social Studies

Note: Choose ONE of the five PRAXIS tests shown on the right for field Social Studies 6-12.

6-12 Praxis 5081*
OR
Praxis 5911*
OR
Praxis 5921*
OR
Praxis 5931*
OR
Praxis 5952*
154

150

151

149

154
Sociology 6-12 Praxis 5952 154
* – Please note, for initial licensing, you must take the exam for the field in which you are completing your student teaching. You must follow the same policy if adding a field using experience for one year of teaching in the field, the Praxis test must be in the same field as the year of experience.
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
Special Education PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5354* 151
Special Education – Blind/Visually Impaired PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5282* 163
Special Education – Deaf/Hard of Hearing PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5272* 158
Special Education – Mild/Moderate PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5543* 158
Special Education – Severe/Profound PK-3, P-12, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5545* 158
* – Please note, for initial licensing, you must take the exam for the field in which you are completing your student teaching. You must follow the same policy if adding a field using experience for one year of teaching in the field, the Praxis test must be in the same field as the year of experience.
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
Afrikans K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Akan-Twi K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Hausa K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Igbo K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Somali K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Swahili K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Yoruba K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
Cantonese K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate Mid
Chinese K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL
OR
Praxis 5665
Intermediate Mid

164
Intermediate Mid
Japanese K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate Mid Intermediate Mid
Korean K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate Mid Intermediate Mid
Mandarin K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL
OR
Praxis 5665
Intermediate Mid

164
Intermediate Mid
Wu K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
Albanian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate Mid Intermediate Mid
Azerbajani K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Bulgarian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Czech K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Dutch K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate High
French K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL
OR
Praxis 5174
Intermediate High

162
Intermediate High
German K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL
OR
Praxis 5183
Intermediate High

163
Intermediate High
Hungarian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Italian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate High
Norwegian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Polish K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate High
Portuguese K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate High
Romanian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Russian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate Mid
Serbian-Croatian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate High
Slovak K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Spanish K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL
OR
Praxis 5195
Intermediate High

168
Intermediate High
Swedish K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
Cebuano K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Chavacano K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Ilocano K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Tagalog K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Tausug K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
Haitian-Creole K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
Amharic K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate Mid Intermediate Mid
Hebrew K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Kurdish-Kurmanji K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Persian Farsi K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate Mid
Sindhi K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Sinhalese K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Tajik K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Turkish K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate Mid
Turkmen K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
American Sign Language K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 Praxis ASPLI 170
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
Baluchi K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Dari K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Gujarati K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Hindi K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate High
Punjabi K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Tamil K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Telugu K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Urdu K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate Mid
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) OPI Passing Score(s) WPT Passing Score(s)
Bengali K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Burmese K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Cambodian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Hmong/Mong K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate High
Indonesian K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Lao K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Malay K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Nepali K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Thai K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High N/A
Vietnamese K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 ACTFL Intermediate High Intermediate High
Teaching Field Grade Level(s) Available Test(s) Passing Score(s)
School Librarian K-6, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5311* 148
Teacher Leader Not Applicable GACE Teacher Leader Assessment (303) 31
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages PK-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12 Praxis 5362 140
* – Please note, you CANNOT use this test to add the field of School Librarian to a license. It should only be used by applicants who completed a State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) in Library Science.

See Teaching Field Categories for information about specific Teaching Fields that can be added to an existing License. For more information about adding a teaching field, please see the Add a Teaching Field page.

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