Adding a Content Area to an Existing License by Testing

Special Alert: Beginning June 1, 2014, Indiana will no longer accept Praxis II® content exams for licensure purposes unless the test was taken and passed by May 31, 2014, with the exception of the Health Education (5551) and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (0091/5091) tests.

The following tests are the only approved tests for adding a content area to an existing license.

If you test in Indiana, a copy of your Praxis scores will automatically be sent to the state's educator credentialing agency.

Find your licensure area below to determine which test(s) you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score(s). To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you’ve determined your testing requirements, 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.

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.
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Business 5–12 Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5101 0101 161
Chemistry 5–12 Chemistry: Content Knowledge Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5245 0245 151
Earth/Space Science 5–12 Earth and Space Sciences: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5571 0571 155
Economics 5–12 EconomicsAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0910 460
Family and Consumer Science 5–121 Family and Consumer SciencesAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5121 0121 157
French 5–12 French: World LanguageAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5174 n/a 156
Geography 5–12 GeographyAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0921 138
German 5–12 German: World LanguageAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5183 n/a 163
Government/Political Science 5–12 Government/Political ScienceAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0930 390
Health 5–12 Health Education 5551 n/a 158
Language Arts 5–12 English Language, Literature and Composition: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5041 0041 160
Library/Media P–12 Library Media SpecialistAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5311 0311 158
Life Sciences 5–12 Biology: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5235 0235 157
Mathematics 5–12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5061 0061 136
Middle School – Language Arts 5–9 Middle School English Language ArtsAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5049 0049 163
Middle School – Mathematics 5–9 Middle School Mathematics (Calculator allowed.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0069 156
Middle School – Science 5–9 Middle School ScienceAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0439 148
Middle School – Social Studies 5–9 Middle School Social StudiesAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5089 0089 156
Physical Education P–12 Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 153
Physical Science 5–12 Chemistry: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5245 0245 151
and
Physics: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5265 0265 149
Physics 5–12 Physics: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5265 0265 149
Psychology 5–12 PsychologyAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0390 480
Reading P–12 Teaching ReadingAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5204 0204 159
Sociology 5–12 SociologyAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0950 440
Spanish 5–12 Spanish: World LanguageAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5195 n/a 168
Technology Education 5–12 Technology EducationAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0051 159
World and U.S. History 5–12 World and U.S. History: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5941 0941 158

1 Requires 4,000 hours of documented work experience in this area.

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to  The Praxis SeriesInformation Bulletin.

 

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