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Teaching and Leading in California

The Praxis® tests help California educators demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. These tests are important components of California's licensure and certification process and include:

  • Praxis® Subject Assessments — tests that measure general and subject-specific content knowledge that you need for beginning teaching
  • School Leadership Series — tests for school and district administrators and for other leadership roles

Learn more about teaching and leading in California.

Overview

Test Requirements In Your State

Make sure you're taking the right tests for each area of certification you seek.

The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin

Familiarize yourself with the registration process, test day procedures, score reporting and more.

Ready to Take a Praxis Test?

Find out how you can register online, by mail or by phone.

California Department of Education

The California Department of Education determines California's certification requirements, eligibility standards, Praxis passing score requirements and reciprocity agreements. For more information about California's approved educator preparation programs or testing requirements, visit their website.

Visit the California Department of Education website

Other Programs Used in California

ParaPro

Measures your knowledge and skills in reading, writing and mathematics to assist in classrooms Learn more about Parapro

School Leadership Series

Assesses your entry-level school leadership skills Learn more about SLS