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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 *

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 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
* 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 *
Business (7–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Business/Marketing (7–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
English Language Arts (7–12) English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Family and Consumer Sciences (7–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Marketing (7–12) Marketing Education 5561 *
Mathematics (7–12) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided .) 5161 *
Middle School Mathematics (6–8) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Science (7–12) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Social Studies (7–12) Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Speech (7–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
Technology Education (Industrial Arts) (7–12) Technology Education 5051 *

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 *
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Bilingual (K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Drama (K–12) Theatre 5641 *
Gifted Education Core (PreK–12) Gifted Education 5358 *
Gifted Education Specialist (PreK–12) Gifted Education 5358 *
Health (K–12) Health Education 5551 *
Instructional Technology Specialist (K–12) Computer Science 5652 *
Instructional Technology Teacher (K–12) Computer Science 5652 *
Music (K–12) Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education (K–12) Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Reading Specialist (K–12) Reading Specialist 5301 *
Reading Teacher (K–12) Teaching Reading 5204 *
Teacher (School) Librarian (K–12) Library Media Specialist 5311 *

World Languages

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

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 *
Special Education Generalist (Ages 5–21) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education Specialist (Ages 5–21) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Ages 5–21) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired (Ages 5–21) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *

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 *
Director of Special Education (Administrator) (K–12) Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 *
and
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Principal (K–12) Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 *

Instructional Support Personnel

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

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Information Bulletin.

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