Indiana Test Requirements

Special Alert: Please be advised that beginning September 1, 2013, all candidates must pass the CASA Basic Skills assessment for admission to Indiana teacher preparation programs. Visit the Indiana Office of Educator Licensing for more information.

In addition, 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.

Listed below are all the tests approved by the state of Indiana. For a complete list of content areas that can be added to any current Indiana instructional license through testing, please view Adding a Content Area by Testing.

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 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).

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" or "6" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" or "1" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

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 (P–3) Early Childhood: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5022 0022 156
and
Reading SpecialistAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0300 370
Pre-Kindergarten Education Pre-Kindergarten EducationAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5531 0531 165

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 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 School English 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 Science Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0439 148
Middle School Social Studies 5–9 Middle School Social Studies Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5089 0089 156

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Chemistry Chemistry: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5245 0245 151
Earth/Space Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5571 0571 155
Economics EconomicsAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0910 460
English English Language, Literature and Composition: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5041 0041 160
Geography GeographyAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0921 138
Government/Political Science Government/Political ScienceAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0930 390
Historical Perspectives World and United States History: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5941 0941 158
Life Science Biology: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5235 0235 157
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5061 0061 136
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 Physics: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5265 0265 149
Psychology PsychologyAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0390 480
Sociology SociologyAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0950 440

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0133 159
English to Speakers of Other Languages English to Speakers of Other LanguagesAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5361 n/a 149
Health Health Education 5551 n/a 158
Media Specialist Library Media SpecialistAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5311 0311 158
Music Music: Content KnowledgeAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5113 n/a 157
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 153
Reading Teaching ReadingAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5204 0204 159

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
French French: World LanguageAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5174 n/a 156
German German: World LanguageAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5183 n/a 163
Spanish Spanish: World LanguageAccepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5195 n/a 168

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Building Level Administrator K–12
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 6011 n/a 163
Director of Career and Technical Education
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 6011 n/a 163
Director of Curriculum and Instruction K–12
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 6011 n/a 163
Director of Exceptional Needs
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 6011 n/a 163
Superintendent
K–12
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 6011 n/a 163

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Exceptional Needs: Hearing Impaired
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5543 0543 158
Exceptional Needs: Intense Intervention
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5543 0543 158
Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5543 0543 158
Exceptional Needs: Visually Impaired Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5543 0543 158

Career and Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5101 0101 161
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. 5121 0121 157
Technology Education Technology Education Accepted if taken and passed by May 31, 2014. n/a 0051 159

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis SeriesInformation Bulletin.

 

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