Colorado Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and 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).

If you test in Colorado, your score report will be sent automatically to the Colorado State Department of Education. If you test outside of Colorado, select the Colorado State Department of Education (state code 7040) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Early Childhood Education

praxis testing for Colorado Secondary Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Education (Birth–8) Education of Young Children 5024 160

Elementary Education

praxis testing for Colorado Secondary Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Education 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.

Secondary Education

praxis testing for Colorado Secondary Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agricultural and Renewable Natural Resources (7–12) Agriculture 5701 147
Business (7–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
Business/Marketing (7–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
English Language Arts (7–12) English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
Family and Consumer Sciences (7–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
Marketing (7–12) Marketing Education 5561 157
Mathematics (7–12) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 152
Science (7–12) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 152
Social Studies (7–12) Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 150
Speech (7–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 146
Technology Education (Industrial Arts) (7–12) Technology Education 5051 159

All Grades

praxis testing for Colorado Secondary Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art (K–12) Art: Content and Analysis 5135 158
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 155
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Bilingual (K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 155
Drama (K–12) Theatre 5641 153
Gifted Education Core (PreK–12) Gifted Education 5358 157
Gifted Education Specialist (PreK–12) Gifted Education 5358 157
Health (K–12) Health Education 5551 155
Instructional Technology Specialist (K–12) Computer Science 5651 166
Instructional Technology Teacher (K–12) Computer Science 5651 166
Music (K–12) Music: Content Knowledge 5113 161
Physical Education (K–12) Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 148
Reading Specialist (K–12) Reading Specialist 5301 164
Reading Teacher (K–12) Teaching Reading 5204 159
Teacher (School) Librarian (K–12) Library Media Specialist 5311 148

World Languages

praxis testing for Colorado World Languages
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
French (K–12) French: World Language 5174 162
German (K–12) German: World Language 5183 163
Latin (K–12) Latin 5601 152
Mandarin Chinese (K–12) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
Spanish (K–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 163

Special Education

praxis testing for Colorado World Languages
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Special Education (Birth–8) Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 159
Special Education Generalist (Ages 5–21) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
Special Education Specialist (Ages 5–21) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Ages 5–21) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160
Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired (Ages 5–21) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 163

Leadership

praxis testing for Colorado World Languages
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Administrator (K–12) Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 145
Director of Special Education (Administrator) (K–12) Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 145
and
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
Principal (K–12) Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 145

Instructional Support Personnel

praxis testing for Colorado Instructional Support Personnel
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Audiology Audiology 5342 170
School Counselor (SSP Only; Birth–21) Professional School Counselor 5421 156
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147
Speech Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5331 162

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