Connecticut Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and to 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 Connecticut, your score report will be sent automatically to the Connecticut State Department of Education. If you test outside of Connecticut, select the Connecticut State Department of Education (state code 7050) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests or meet the requirements of a State Board-approved waiver option.

Praxis testing for Connecticut
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156*
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162*
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 150
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).

* Score will be changing effective 9/1/2017. The new score for the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading test will be 166 beginning 9/1/2017. The new score for the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing test will be 170 beginning 9/1/2017.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education (Grades Nursery to 3)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Early Childhood Education (Grades Nursery to 3)
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Nursery–Grade 3 (Endorsement Code #113) Early Childhood: Content Knowledge Required through 6/30/2015. 5022 156
and
Education of Young Children Required through 6/30/2015. 5021 158

Elementary Education (Grades K–6)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Elementary Education (Grades K–6)
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (Endorsement
Code #013)
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 174
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 175
Social Studies Subtest 5034 166
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 170
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 167

Middle School Education (Grades 4–8)

Praxis testing for Connecticut:
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle Grades: English-Language Arts (Endorsement Code #215) Middle School English Language Arts Discontinuing after 12/31/2014. 5049 164
or
Middle School English Language Arts Optional through 12/31/2014; required beginning 1/1/2015. 5047 164
Middle Grades: Mathematics (Endorsement Code #229) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Middle Grades: Science (Endorsement Codes #230–235) Middle School Science 5440 150
Middle Grades: Social Studies (Endorsement Code #226) Middle School Social Studies 5089 160

Secondary Education (Grades 7–12)

Praxis testing for Connecticut
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
ASL Instructor Assessment of Signed Communication: American Sign Language 0632 No Minimum Score
Biology (Endorsement Code #030) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 152
Chemistry (Endorsement Code #031) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 151
Earth Science (Endorsement Code #033) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 157
English (Endorsement Code #015) English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content and Analysis Discontinuing after 12/31/2014. 5044 172
or
English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Optional through 12/31/2014; required beginning 1/1/2015. 5039 173
General Science (Endorsement Code #034) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 157
Mathematics (Endorsement Code #029) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) Discontinuing after 12/31/2014. 5061 137
or
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) Optional through 12/31/2014; required beginning 1/1/2015. 5161 160
Physics (Endorsement Code #032) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 141
Social Studies (Endorsement Code #026) Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 162

All Grades (Grades PK–12)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: All Grades (Grades PK–12)
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art Education (Endorsement Code #042) Art: Content and Analysis 5135 167
Health (Endorsement Code #043) Health Education 5551 164
Music (Endorsement Code #049) Music: Content and Instruction 5114 168
Physical Education (Endorsement Code #044) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 175
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Endorsement Code #111) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 146

Special Education (Grades K–12)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Special Education (Grades K–12)
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Comprehensive Special Education (Endorsement Code #165) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 164

Career & Technical Education

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Career & Technical Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Business Education Grades 7–12 (Endorsement Code #010) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
Home Economics Grades PK–12 (Endorsement Code #045) Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 168
Technology Education Grades PK–12 (Endorsement Code #047) Technology Education 5051 166

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

 

 

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