Idaho State Department of Education

Idaho 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 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).

If you test in Idaho, your score report will be sent automatically to the Idaho State Department of Education. If you test outside of Idaho, select the Idaho State Department of Education (state code 8636) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Early Childhood Education (Birth–3)

Note: While the Education of Young Children (5021) test has previously been an Idaho state requirement, it DOES NOT meet the definition of Highly Qualified status as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. In order to ensure that Early Childhood/Blended Birth to Grade 3 candidates are deemed Highly Qualified without requiring three tests, Education of Young Children (5021) is no longer a requirement. To attain Highly Qualified status, candidates must successfully pass the Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood (5691) test AND the Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (5022) OR Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) test.

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood/Blended Birth to Grade 3 Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 158
and
Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 159

Elementary Education (Grades K–8)

Note: If an applicant completes a state-approved elementary education program through an Idaho college or university, and that applicant started the program before June 1, 2013, then the applicant does not have to obtain a single subject endorsement; however, he or she must take and pass the applicable Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis II® test 5622 or 5623.

If this applicant chooses to obtain a single subject endorsement, then he or she must meet the higher education competency requirements and pass the Praxis II assessment applicable to the specific single subject endorsement.

For information regarding single subject endorsements, visit the Idaho State Department of Education website.

Praxis testing for Idaho: Elementary Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary K–8

For applicants starting an Idaho program prior to June 1, 2013 and not choosing to obtain a single subject endorsement.
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(Calculator allowed.)Accepted through 8/31/2015. 5031 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
¹ To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)Beginning 9/1/2014. 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.
Plus one of the following tests:
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 154
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 154
Elementary K–8

For applicants starting an Idaho program on or after July 1, 2013 or applicants seeking a single subject endorsement.
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(Calculator allowed.)Accepted through 8/31/2015. 5031 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
¹ To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)Beginning 9/1/2014. 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.
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)

Elementary K–8

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

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(Calculator allowed.)Accepted through 8/31/2015. 5031 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
¹ To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)Beginning 9/1/2014. 5001 ²
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5003 157
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 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.
Plus one of the following tests:
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 154
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 154

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

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Science and Technology 6–12 Agriculture 5701 147
American Government/ Political Science 6–12 Government/Political Science 5931* 149
Art K–12 or 6–12 Art: Content Knowledge 5134 151
Bilingual Education K–12 English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 151
Biological Science 6–12 Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 139
Business Technology Education 6–12 Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 148
Chemistry 6–12 Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 139
Communication 6–12 Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 143
Drama 6–12 Theatre 5641* 148
Earth Science 6–12 Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 144
Economics 6–12 Economics 5911* 150
English 6–12 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
English as a New Language K–12 English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 151
Family and Consumer Science 6–12 Family and Consumer SciencesRequired through 8/31/2014. 5121 157
Family and Consumer SciencesRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5122 153
Geography 6–12 Geography 5921* 153
Geology 6–12 Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 144
Health 6–12 Health Education 5551 155
History 6–12 World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 141
Library Media Specialist K–12 Library Media Specialist 5311 151
Literacy K–12 Reading Specialist 5301 164
Marketing Technology Education 6–12 Marketing Education 5561* 158
Mathematics 6–12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Mathematics, Basic 6–12 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Music 6–12 or K–12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113 148

Natural Science 6–12

Must also hold an endorsement and successfully pass the requisite Praxis exam in one of the following areas: Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology or Physics.

General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 149
Physical Education 6–12 or K–12 Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 143
Physical Science 6–12 Chemistry: Content KnowledgeRequired beginning 9/1/2014.

5245

139

and
Physics: Content KnowledgeRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5265 129
Physics 6–12 Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 129
Psychology 6–12 Psychology 5391 154

Social Studies 6–12

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.

Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 150
Sociology 6–12 or Sociology/
Anthropology 6–12
Sociology 5952 154
Technology Education 6–12 Technology Education 5051 154

*Available beginning October 2014.

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Foreign Language Endorsements 6–12 or K–12 (Other than: French, German, or Spanish) World Languages Pedagogy 5841 151
French 6–12 or K–12 French: World Language 5174 156
German 6–12 or K–12 German: World Language 5183 157
Spanish 6–12 or K–12 Spanish: World Language 5195 163

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Exceptional Child: Generalist K–12 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 153
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(Calculator allowed.)Accepted through 8/31/2015. 5031 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
¹ To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)Beginning 9/1/2014. 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.
Exceptional Child: Hearing Impaired K–12 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 145
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160
Exceptional Child: 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 in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying 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 PathologyRequired through 8/31/2014. 5330 600
Speech-Language PathologyRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5331 162

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