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 inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Developmental K–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 163
or
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 5017 153
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157
Mathematics Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155
Science Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects 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.

Middle School Education

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To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying 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
Middle School Mathematics 6–8 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Middle School Science 6–8 Middle School Science 5440 150
Middle School Social Studies 6–8 Middle School Social Studies 5089 149

Secondary Education

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To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 144
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 Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168
General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 146
Geography Geography 5921 149
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
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 154
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 146
Physical Science Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 139
or
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 146
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 127
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 127
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 152
Speech Communication Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 146
Theatre Theatre 5641 157

World Languages

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To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
French French: World Language 5174 162
German German: World Language 5183 163
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 168

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

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Information Bulletin.

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