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.

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.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests or other approved basic competency examination.

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 150

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

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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
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
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
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
Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 168
or
Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 149
Geography Geography 5921 151
Government and Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 149
Health Health Education 5551 162
Health and Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5856 158
or
Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 160
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 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
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 159
Theatre Theatre 5641 151
Vocational Education Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5511 150

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

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 Test Code Qualifying Score
English Endorsement English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168
General Science Endorsement General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 160
Mathematics Endorsement Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160

World Languages

praxis testing for Alaska
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
French Endorsement French: World Language 5174 162
German Endorsement German: World Language 5183 163

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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