Arkansas Test Requirements

The table below indicates the appropriate test(s) for specific licensures. 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).

If you test in Arkansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Arkansas Department of Education. If you test outside of Arkansas, select the Arkansas Department of Education (state code 7031) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5 or 6" 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™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (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).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying
Score
Entry into Teacher Education Programs and Non-Traditional Licensure Programs Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 n/a 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 n/a 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5732 n/a 150

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
P–4 Teacher Preparation Candidates Only Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 157
Early Childhood P–4 Teacher Preparation Candidates Only; This area is not available by testing out. Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 0022 157

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
For K–6 Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Reading Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
*To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All 4–8 Teaching Areas Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
Algebra I Endorsement to a Middle School license, grade 8 only Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165
Middle School English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 164
Middle School Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165
Middle School Science Middle School Science n/a 0439 146
Middle School Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 149

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Drama (7–12) Theatre n/a 0641 154
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Drama/Speech (P–8, 7–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 141
and
Theatre n/a 0641 154
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Earth Science Endorsement Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 145
English English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content and Analysis 5044 0044 166
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: English English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content and Analysis 5044 0044 166
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) 5061 0061 125
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 145
and
Physical Science: Content Knowledge n/a 0481 145
or
Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 142
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 0086 153
Journalism Endorsement (added to a current license) Journalism n/a 0223 155
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Life Science Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 142
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) 5061 0061 125
and
Mathematics: Proofs, Models, and Problems, Part 1 (Graphing calculator required.) n/a 0063 144
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Physical Science
Physical Science: Content Knowledge n/a 0481 145
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 0086 153
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Speech (7–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 141
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All P–12 Teaching Areas (select one) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Art P–12 Art: Content and Analysis n/a 0135 161
Music: Instrumental Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 157
Music: Vocal Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 157
Physical Education and Health Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5856 0856 144
and
Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 0095 169

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 n/a 164
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841* 0841 158
English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 142
French French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841* 0841 158
German German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841* 0841 158
Japanese ACTFL      
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841* 0841 158
Latin Latin n/a 0601 161
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841* 0841 158
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841* 0841 158

* Available beginning July 2014.

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Building Level Administrator School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 n/a 163
Curriculum/Program Administrators School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 n/a 163
District Level Administrator School Superintendent Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6021 n/a 160

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Gifted and Talented Endorsement (added to a current license) Gifted Education n/a 0357 150
Special Education: Hearing Specialist Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 n/a 160
and
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
Special Education: Instructional Specialist (P–4 and Infant Toddler) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
Special Education: Instructional Specialist (4–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
Special Education: Visual Specialist Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 n/a 163

All Career & Technical Areas

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Sciences and Technology Agriculture n/a 0700 510
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Business Technology Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Family Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 153
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Industrial Technology Technology Education 5051* n/a 159
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Marketing Technology Marketing Education n/a 0561 156
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157

* Available beginning July 2014.

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Adult Education Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Coaching Endorsement (added to a current license) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 0095 169
Driver Education Driver Education n/a 0867 160
Educational Examiner Endorsement (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Guidance/Counseling Endorsement (added to a current license) Professional School Counselor 5421 0421 156
Instructional Facilitator Instructional Facilitator (Must use the SLS website to register.) n/a 1031 140
Library/Media Specialist Endorsement (added to a current license) Library Media Specialist 5311 0311 148
Reading Specialist P–12 Endorsement (added to a current license) Reading Specialist 5301 n/a 164
School Psychology Specialist School Psychologist n/a 0401 159
Speech-Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600

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