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Hawaii 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.

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 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.

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

Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) or Praxis I®

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Core tests or Praxis I® Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST®).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 n/a 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 n/a 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5732 n/a 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).
or
Praxis I Reading Accepted through 6/30/2014. 5710 0710 172
and
Praxis I Writing Accepted through 6/30/2014. 5720 0720 171
and
Praxis I Mathematics Accepted through 6/30/2014. 5730 0730 173
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).

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 in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas for applicants that have not completed a SATEP program (choose one) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education PK–3 Education of Young Children 5021 0021 160

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) Accepted through 6/30/2014. 5014 0014 153
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
* 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.

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Middle Level English Language Arts 5–9 Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 164
or
Middle School English Language Arts Accepted through 6/30/2014. 5049 0049 160
Middle Level Mathematics 5–9 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 164
or
Middle School Mathematics (Calculator allowed.) Accepted through 6/30/2014. n/a 0069 143
Middle Level Science 5–9 Middle School Science n/a 0439 148
Middle Level Social Studies 5–9 Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 152

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Economics Economics n/a 0911 150
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 167
or
English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge Accepted through 6/30/2014. 5041 0041 164
Environmental Science Environmental Education n/a 0831 156
Government/Political Science Government/Political Science n/a 0931 149
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
or
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) Accepted through 6/30/2014. 5061 0061 136
Psychology Psychology 5391* 0391 154
Science Select one Content Knowledge test from one of the five science subject areas listed below (Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science or Physics).
Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 151
or
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 154
or
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 152
or
Physical Science: Content Knowledge n/a 0481 149
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 153
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 154

* Available beginning July 2014.

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 158
Health Health Education 5551 n/a 142
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 139
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 155

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Chinese Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 n/a 164
French French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
German German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168
Teaching English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 140

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Special Education Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
Special Education Blind/Visually Impaired (all levels) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 n/a 163
Special Education Deaf/Hard of Hearing (all levels) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 n/a 160
Special Education Mild/Moderate
(K–12, PK–3, K–6, 5–9, 7–12)
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 158
Special Education Severe/Profound
(K–12, PK–3, K–6, 5–9, 7–12)
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 0545 158

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
CTE — Arts and Communication No Praxis test required.
CTE — Business Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
CTE — Industrial and Engineering Technology Technology Education 5051* n/a 159
CTE — Natural Resources No Praxis test required.
CTE — Public and Human Services Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 153

* Available beginning July 2014.

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Reading Teaching Reading 5204 0204 159
Reading Specialist K–12 Reading SpecialistThis certification is only for those who have completed a Reading Specialist program. 5301 n/a 164
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 0421 156
School Librarian Library Media Specialist 5311 0311 148

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

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