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.

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 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.

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.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis I® Pre-Professional Skills Tests (in either format) or meet the requirements of a State Board-approved waiver option.

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis I exams (5710, 5720, 5730) at the same time, select Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test: Combined Test (5750) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5710, 5720, 5730).

Praxis testing for Connecticut
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I: Reading 5710 0710 172
and
Praxis I: Writing 5720 0720 171
and
Praxis I: Mathematics 5730 0730 171

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 CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Nursery–Grade 3 (Endorsement Code #113) Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 0022 156
and
Education of Young Children 5021 0021 158

Elementary Education (Grades K–6)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Elementary Education (Grades K–6)
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (Endorsement Code #013) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 174
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 175
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 166
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 170
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 167

Middle School Education (Grades 4–8)

Praxis testing for Connecticut:
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Middle Grades: English-Language Arts (Endorsement Code #215) Middle School English Language Arts 5049 0049 164
Middle Grades: Mathematics (Endorsement Code #229) Middle School Mathematics (Calculator allowed.) n/a 0069 158
Middle Grades: Science (Endorsement Codes #230–235) Middle School Science n/a 0439 162
Middle Grades: Social Studies (Endorsement Code #226) Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 160

Secondary Education (Grades 7–12)

Praxis testing for Connecticut
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
ASL Instructor Assessment of Signed Communication: American Sign Language n/a 0632 No Minimum Score
Biology (Endorsement Code #030) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 152
Chemistry (Endorsement Code #031) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 151
and
Chemistry: Content Essays n/a 0242 140
Earth Science (Endorsement Code #033) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 157
English (Endorsement Code #015) English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content and Analysis 5044 0044 172
General Science (Endorsement Code #034) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 157
and
General Science: Content Essays n/a 0433 145
Mathematics (Endorsement Code #029) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) 5061 0061 137
Physics (Endorsement Code #032) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 141
and
Physics: Content Essays n/a 0262 135
Social Studies (Endorsement Code #026) Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 162

All Grades (Grades PK–12)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: All Grades (Grades PK–12)
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art Education (Endorsement Code #042) Art: Content and Analysis n/a 0135 167
Health (Endorsement Code #043) Health Education 5551 n/a 164
Music (Endorsement Code #049) Music: Content and Instruction 5114 n/a 168
Physical Education (Endorsement Code #044) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 0095 175
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Endorsement Code #111) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 146

Special Education (Grades K–12)

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Special Education (Grades K–12)
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Comprehensive Special Education (Endorsement Code #165) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 164

Career & Technical Education

Praxis testing for Connecticut: Career & Technical Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Business Education Grades 7–12 (Endorsement Code #010) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
Home Economics Grades PK–12 (Endorsement Code #045) Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 168
Technology Education Grades PK–12 (Endorsement Code #047) Technology Education 5051* n/a 166

* Available beginning July 2014.

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

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

 

 

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