Alaska Highly Qualified Status

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and to see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

Find forms and questions and answers regarding highly qualified teacher status in Alaska.

If you test in Alaska, your score report will be sent automatically to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If you test outside of Alaska, select the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (state code 7027) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Developmental K–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5014 143
or
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5011 156

Middle School Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle School 6–8 Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 140
Middle School English Language Arts 6–8 Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
or
Middle School English Language Arts Required through 8/31/2014. 5049 154
Middle School Mathematics 6–8 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Middle School Science 6–8 Middle School Science 5440 TBD
Middle School Social Studies 6–8 Middle School Social Studies 5089 147

Secondary Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 139
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 139
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 144
Economics Economics 5911* 150
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
or
English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge Required through 8/31/2014. 5041 158
General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 149
Geography Geography 5921* 151
Government and Political Science Government/Political Science 5931* 149
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 141
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
or
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) Required through 8/31/2014. 5061 119
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 148
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 152
Physical Science Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 139
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 129
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 129
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 150
Speech Communication Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 143
Theatre Theatre 5641* 151

* Available beginning October 2014.

World Languages

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
French French: World Language 5174 162
German German: World Language 5183 163
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 168

TBD — To be determined. Score to be determined by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

Visit Alaska Teacher Certification for more information about teacher certification requirements in Alaska.

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