Alaska Test Requirements

The table below indicates the appropriate test(s) for specific licenses. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once the appropriate tests are identified, determine how to register for Praxis™ tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

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).

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

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis I® tests (in either format) or other approved basic competency examination.

Praxis I: Individual Qualifying Score Option

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis I exams (5710, 5720, 5730) at the same time, select Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test: Combined Test (5750) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5710, 5720, 5730).

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I Reading 5710 0710 175
and
Praxis I Writing 5720 0720 174
and
Praxis I Mathematics 5730 0730 173

Praxis I: Composite Score Option

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis I exams (5710, 5720, 5730) at the same time, select Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test: Combined Test (5750) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5710, 5720, 5730).

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I Reading 5710 0710 172
and
Praxis I Writing 5720 0720 172
and
Praxis I Mathematics 5730 0730 172
To fulfill the Praxis I Composite Score Option test requirement you must meet or exceed the minimum score on each of the three tests (Mathematics, Reading and Writing) as well as one of the following:
(1) meet or exceed the composite score of 522
OR
(2) achieve an average score of 174 on all three tests

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Developmental K–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5014 0014 143
or
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5011 0011 156

Middle School Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Middle School 6–8 Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 0146 140
Middle School English Language Arts 6–8 Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 164
or
Middle School English Language Arts 5049 0049 154
Middle School Mathematics 6–8 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165
or
Middle School Mathematics (Calculator allowed.) n/a 0069 145
Middle School Science 6–8 Middle School Science n/a 0439 136
Middle School Social Studies 6–8 Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 147

Secondary Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 158
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 139
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 139
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 144
Economics Economics n/a 0911 150
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 167
or
English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge 5041 0041 158
Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 168
General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 149
Geography Geography n/a 0921 151
Government and Political Science Government/Political Science n/a 0931 149
Health Health Education 5551 n/a 162
Health and Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5856 0856 158
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 0941 141
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
or
Mathematics: Content Knowledge(Graphing calculator required.) 5061 0061 119
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 148
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 152
Physical Science Physical Science: Content Knowledge n/a 0481 145
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 129
Social Science Social Sciences: Content Knowledge n/a 0951 161
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 150
Speech Communication Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 143
Technology Education Technology Education 5051* n/a 159
Theatre Theatre n/a 0641 151
Vocational Education Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge 5511 n/a 150

* Available beginning July 2014.

World Languages

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
French French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
German German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168

Tests Required for Adding an Endorsement

If you have not completed an approved teacher preparation program or have a posted major or minor in the areas of English, General Science, Mathematics, French or German, you may add the endorsement to your teaching certificate by achieving or exceeding the passing scores on the approved Praxis II® exams.

Secondary Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
English Endorsement English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 n/a 168
or
English Language, Literature and Composition: Content and Analysis 5044 0044 166
General Science Endorsement General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 160
and
General Science: Content Essays n/a 0433 145
Mathematics Endorsement Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
or
Mathematics: Content Knowledge(Graphing calculator required.) 5061 0061 146
and
Mathematics: Proofs, Models, & Problems, Part 1 (Graphing calculator required.) n/a 0063 171

World Languages

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
French Endorsement French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
German Endorsement German: World Language 5183 n/a 163

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

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

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