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Hawaii Test Requirements

Hawaii

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 Hawaii, your score report will be sent automatically to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. If you test outside of Hawaii, select the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (state code 8620) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Core tests.

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).

Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)

Beginning August 1, 2011, applicants that have completed a State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) will no longer be required to take a Principles of Learning and Teaching test. The Hawaii Teacher Standards board has discontinued this requirement because SATEP integrate pedagogy throughout their preparation programs both in coursework and extensive clinical experience. A recommendation for licensure from a SATEP signifies that the teacher candidate has been trained, observed and assessed using multiple measures to determine pedagogical competence.

Applicants that have not completed a SATEP program must continue to take the PLT level that is required for the teaching field of their teacher education program. However, applicants in K–12 teaching fields(s) are to select only one program level. Middle school applicants are required to complete the 5–9 PLT component.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas for applicants that have not completed a SATEP program (choose one) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Education PK–3 Education of Young Children 5024 *

Elementary 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 (5001) 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

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle Level English Language Arts 5–9 Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle Level Mathematics 5–9 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle Level Science 5–9 Middle School Science 5440 *
Middle Level Social Studies 5–9 Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Algebra I (6–12) Algebra I (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5162 *
Earth and Space Sciences Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
Government/
Political Science
Government/Political Science 5931 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Science Select one Content Knowledge test from one of the four science subject areas listed below (Biology, Chemistry, General Science or Physics).
Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
or
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
or
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *

All Grades

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Health Health Education 5551 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *

World Languages

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
American Sign Language ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 *
Chinese Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *
Teaching English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *

Special Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Special Education Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education Blind/Visually Impaired (all levels) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *
Special Education Deaf/Hard of Hearing (all levels) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
Special Education Mild/Moderate
(K–12, PK–3, K–6, 5–9, 7–12)
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
Special Education Severe/Profound
(K–12, PK–3, K–6, 5–9, 7–12)
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 *

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
CTE — Arts and Communication No Praxis test required.
CTE — Business Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
CTE — Industrial and Engineering Technology Technology Education 5051 *
CTE — Natural Resources Agriculture 5701 *
CTE — Public and Human Services Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Reading Teaching Reading 5204 *
Reading Specialist K–12 Reading SpecialistThis certification is only for those who have completed a Reading Specialist program. 5301 *
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
School Librarian Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Teacher Leader GACE® Teacher Leader Assessment(Must use GACE website to register.) 303 31

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

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