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Idaho Test Requirements

Idaho State Department of Education

Important Information

The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) cannot receive score reports electronically at this time.

When applying for certification/endorsement, you must download and print your score reports, and mail or fax them to the Idaho SDE along with your completed application packet. (Do not send score reports via email.)

Find your endorsement area(s) 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 identify the applicable endorsement test(s), find out how to register for the 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).

Elementary Education (Grades K–8)

Praxis testing for Idaho: Elementary Education
To Be Endorsed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Subjects K–8 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 1
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
1 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.
Plus one of the following tests for a middle school or K–12 single subject endorsement:
Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
or
Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
or
Middle School Science 5440 150
or
Middle School Social Studies 5089 149
or
One of the K–12 Single Subject Endorsement requirements (see Secondary Education section)

All Subjects K–8

For out-of-state candidates who did not complete an Idaho program.

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 2
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
2 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.

Secondary Education (Grades 6–12) OR (Grades K–12)

praxis testing for Idaho
To Be Endorsed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture Science and Technology (5–9 or 6–12) Agriculture 5701 147
American Government/ Political Science (5–9 or 6–12) Government/Political Science 5931 149
Bilingual Education (K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 155
Biological Science (5–9 or 6–12) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 139
Business Technology Education (5–9 or 6–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 148
Chemistry (5–9 or 6–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 139
Communication (5–9 or 6–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 143
Computer Science (5–9 or 6–12) Computer Science 5651 160
Earth and Space Science (5–9 or 6–12) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 144
Economics (5–9 or 6–12) Economics 5911 150
English (5–9) Candidates can take the middle school test for the 5–9 endorsement only. Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
English (5–9 or 6–12) English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
English as a Second Language (K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 155
Family and Consumer Science (5–9 or 6–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
Geography (5–9 or 6–12) Geography 5921 153
Geology (5–9 or 6–12) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 144
Gifted and Talented (K-12) Gifted Education 5358 157
Health (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) Health Education 5551 155
History (5–9 or 6–12) World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 141
Teacher Librarian (K–12) Library Media Specialist 5311 151
Literacy (K–12) Reading Specialist 5301 164
Marketing Technology Education (5–9 or 6–12) Marketing Education 5561 158
Mathematics (5–9 or 6–12) Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Mathematics, Basic (5–9 or 6–12) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Music (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) Music: Content Knowledge 5113 148
Natural Science (5–9) Middle School Science 5440 150
Must also hold an endorsement and successfully pass the requisite Praxis exam in one of the following areas: Agriculture Science Technology (5–9 or 6–12), Biological Science (5–9 or 6–12), Chemistry (5–9 or 6–12), Earth and Space Science (5–9 or 6–12), Geology (5–9 or 6–12) or Physics (5–9 or 6–12).
Natural Science (5–9 or 6–12) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 149
Must also hold an endorsement and successfully pass the requisite Praxis exam in one of the following areas: Agriculture Science Technology (6–12), Biological Science (6–12), Chemistry (6–12), Earth and Space Science (6–12), Geology (6–12) or Physics (6–12)
Physical Education (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 143
Physical Science (5–9 or 6–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 139
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 129
or
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 149
Physics (5–9 or 6–12) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 129
Psychology (5–9 or 6–12) Psychology 5391 154
Social Studies (5–9) Middle School Social Studies 5089 149
Must also hold an endorsement and successfully pass the requisite Praxis exam in one of the following areas: History (5–9 or 6–12), American Government/Political Science (5–9 or 6–12), Economics (5–9 or 6–12) or Geography (5–9 or 6–12).
Social Studies (5–9 or 6–12) Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 150
Must also hold an endorsement and successfully pass the requisite Praxis exam in one of the following areas: History, American Government/Political Science, Economics or Geography.
Sociology (5–9 or 6–12) or Sociology/
Anthropology (5–9 or 6–12)
Sociology 5952 154
Technology Education (5–9 or 6–12) Technology Education 5051 154
Theatre Arts (5–9 or 6–12) Theatre 5641 148
Visual Arts (K–12 or 6–12) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 151

World Languages

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All World Language Endorsements (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) (Other than: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Latin or Spanish) World Languages Pedagogy 5841 151
Chinese (Mandarin) (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
French (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) French: World Language 5174 156
German (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) German: World Language 5183 157
Latin (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) Latin 5601 152
Spanish (5–9, 6–12 or K–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 163

Special Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood/Early
Childhood Blended – Birth to Grade 3
Early Childhood Education 5025 156
and
Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 159
Exceptional Child – Generalist (K–8, 6–12 or K–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 153
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 1
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
1 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.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 145
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160
Visually Impaired (K–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 145
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 163

Instructional Support Personnel

Praxis testing for Idaho: Instructional Support Personnel
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Audiologist (Occupational licensing board requirement; not state certification requirement.) Audiology 5342 170
Speech-Language Pathologist (Occupational licensing board requirement; not state certification requirement.) Speech-Language Pathology 5331 162

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