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Kansas Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and to 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.

Kansas requires a passing score from one of the four Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) assessments and the appropriate content assessment(s) for the initial educator license. You should choose the most appropriate PLT test for your level of licensure or level of specialization.

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).

For information on becoming highly qualified, visit the Kansas Department of Education site.

Adding a new licensure endorsement requires a passing score on the appropriate content assessment.

If you test in Kansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Kansas Department of Education. If you test outside of Kansas, select the Kansas Department of Education (code 7270) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request. You may select up to three recipients at no charge during registration or purchase additional reporting after you test.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

All candidates for an initial teaching license are required to take one of the four Principles of Learning and Teaching tests.

Praxis testing for Kansas
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Initial Teaching Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

Praxis testing for Kansas: Early Childhood Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Unified, Birth–Kindergarten Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
Early Childhood Unified, Birth–Grade 3 Education of Young Children 5024 *
and
Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 *

Elementary Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Elementary Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5017 *
Elementary Unified Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 5017 *
and
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *

Middle School Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Middle School Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
English Language Arts 5–8 Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
History Comprehensive 5–8 Middle School Social Studies 5089 *
Mathematics 5–8 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Science 5–8 Middle School Science 5440 *

Secondary Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Secondary Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture Agriculture 5701 *
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Communication Technology Technology Education 5051 *
Earth and Space Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
English Language Arts 6–12 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
History and Government 6–12 Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Journalism The current Journalism test has been discontinued and options are being explored to replace it. Please contact your state for information.
Mathematics 6–12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Power, Energy, Transportation Technology Technology Education 5051 *
Production Technology Technology Education 5051 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Speech/Theatre Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *

All Grades

Praxis testing for Kansas: All Grades
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art (Pre K–12) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Health Health Education 5551 *
Latin Latin 5601 *
Music: General Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Music: Instrumental Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Music: Vocal Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *

English as a Second Language

 Praxis testing for Kansas: English as a Second Language
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
English for Speakers of Other Languages English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *

Administrator/School Leader

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Administrator/School Leader
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Building Leadership School Leaders Licensure Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 *
District Leadership School Superintendent Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6021 *

Special Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Special Education
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Gifted Gifted Education 5358 *
High Incidence Special Education (Adaptive Special Education) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
Low Incidence Special Education (Functional Special Education) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 *
Teachers of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *

Instructional Support Personnel

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Instructional Support Personnel
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 *
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Information Bulletin.

Kansas State Department of Education

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