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 Program Entry

Beginning teachers in all content areas must take all three Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests or meet the requirements of a State Board-approved waiver option to be admitted to an educator preparation program.

If you need to take the Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests to meet requirements set by your Educational Preparation Program (EPP), please follow the steps outlined below to register:

  • Log into your Praxis account
  • Select the "Register for a Praxis test link"
  • Select the "I Agree" button
  • Select the "Continue" button after confirming your personal information
  • Select the "EPP Test Requirements" button to view a full list of Praxis tests. The Core Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Combined tests will be available in this list.
Praxis testing for Connecticut
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 *
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 requirements are set by the individual educator preparation programs. Please contact your college or university regarding the required passing scores for the Praxis Core tests.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Elementary Education (Grades K–6)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Elementary Education (Grades K–6)
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Education (Endorsement
Code #013)
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.

Middle School Education (Grades 4–8)

Praxis testing for Connecticut:
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle Grades: English-Language Arts (Endorsement Code #215) Middle School English Language Arts 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 inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
ASL Instructor ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 3+ (170)
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 Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168
General Science (Endorsement Code #034) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 157
Mathematics (Endorsement Code #029) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 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 inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art Education (Endorsement Code #042) Art: Content and Analysis 5135 161
Health (Endorsement Code #043) Health Education 5551 164
Music (Endorsement Code #049) Music: Content and Instruction 5114 162
Physical Education (Endorsement Code #044) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 169
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Endorsement Code #111) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 155

Special Education (Grades K–12)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Special Education (Grades K–12)
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Comprehensive Special Education (Endorsement Code #165) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 158

Career & Technical Education

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Career & Technical Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying 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 5122 153
Technology Education Grades PK–12 (Endorsement Code #047) Technology Education 5051 159

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

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