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.

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 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.

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.

Elementary Education

praxis testing for Colorado Secondary Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5014 0014 147

Secondary Education

praxis testing for Colorado Secondary Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
English Language Arts–Secondary English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 167
Mathematics–Secondary Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
Science–Secondary General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 152
Social Studies–Secondary Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 150

Instructional Support Personnel

praxis testing for Colorado Instructional Support Personnel
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Audiology Audiology 5342 0342 170
School Psychologist School Psychologist n/a 0401 165
Speech Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600

n/a — Not available in this delivery method

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin.

 

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