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.

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).

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.

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 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 in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Initial Teaching Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Early Childhood Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Unified Education of Young Children 5021 0021 172

Elementary Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Elementary Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5011 0011 163

Middle School Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Middle School Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
English Language Arts 5–8 Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 158
History Comprehensive 5–8 Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 155
Mathematics 5–8 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 157
Science 5–8 Middle School Science n/a 0439 149

Secondary Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Secondary Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Agriculture n/a 0700 470
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 150
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 150
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 152
Communication Technology Technology Education 5051* n/a 160
Earth and Space Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 150
English Language Arts 6–12 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 162
Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 162
History and Government 6–12 Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 158
Journalism Journalism n/a 0223 150
Mathematics 6–12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 152
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 141
Power, Energy, Transportation Technology Technology Education 5051* n/a 160
Production Technology Technology Education 5051* n/a 160
Psychology Psychology 5391* 0391 154
Speech/Theatre Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 148
Technology Education Technology Education 5051* n/a 160

* Available beginning July 2014.

All Grades

 Praxis testing for Kansas: All Grades
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art (Pre K–12) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 160
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 n/a 164
French French: World Language 5174 n/a 159
German German: World Language 5183 n/a 160
Health Health Education 5551 n/a 153
Latin No Praxis test required.
Music: General Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 152
Music: Instrumental Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 152
Music: Vocal Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 152
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 148
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 165

English as a Second Language

 Praxis testing for Kansas: English as a Second Language
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
English for Speakers of Other Languages English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 138

Administrator/School Leader

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Administrator/School Leader
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Building Leadership School Leaders Licensure Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 n/a 165
District Leadership School Superintendent Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6021 n/a 160
Program Leadership Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 0411 145

Special Education

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Special Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Adaptive Special Education Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 155
Functional Special Education Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 0545 155
Gifted No Praxis test required.
Teachers of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 n/a 160
Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 n/a 163

Instructional Support Personnel

 Praxis testing for Kansas: Instructional Support Personnel
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist 5311 0311 153
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 n/a 164
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 0421 156
School Psychologist School Psychologist n/a 0401 157

 

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin.

 

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