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Kentucky Test Requirements

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If you test in Kentucky, your score report will be sent automatically to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. If you test outside of Kentucky, select the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (state code 7283) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Educator Preparation Entry Assessment

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Entrance into an Educator Preparation Program Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.)
5732 *
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

In lieu of the Core Academic Skills for Educators exams, the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) may allow one of the GRE® tests listed below for admission to an initial certification program at the graduate level. Candidates should check with the EPP regarding admissions policies (16 KAR 5:020. Standards for admission to educator preparation).

The applicant is responsible for providing official GRE test scores to the EPP.

GRE® General Test

Verbal ReasoningQuantitative ReasoningAnalytical Writing
450 490 4.0

GRE® General Test

Verbal ReasoningQuantitative ReasoningAnalytical Writing
150 143 4.0

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (B–P) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *

Elementary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Education (P–5) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Mathematics Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
1 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.
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *

Middle School Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle School: English and Communications Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
Middle School: Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
Middle School: Science Middle School Science 5440 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
Middle School: Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *

All Grades

World Languages

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Arabic (P–12) 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 *
Chinese (P–12) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
and
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 *
French (P–12) French: World Language 5174 *
and
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 *
German (P–12) German: World Language 5183 *
and
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 *
Japanese (P–12) 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 *
Latin (P–12) Latin 5601 *
and
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 *
Russian (P–12) 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 *
Spanish (P–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 *
and
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 *

All Other All Grades Categories

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art (P–12) Art: Content and Analysis 5135 *
and
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 *
Health (P–12) Health Education 5551 *
and
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 *
Instrumental Music
(P–12);
Integrated Music
(P–12);
Vocal Music
(P–12)
Music: Content and Instruction 5114 *
and
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 *
Physical Education (P–12) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 *
and
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 *
School Media Librarian (P–12) Library Media Specialist 5311 *
and
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 *
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *
Option for Health (P–12) and Physical Education (P–12)   Note: Test 5857 is an option ONLY for individuals seeking certification in BOTH Health and Physical Education simultaneously. Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *
and
Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 *
and
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 *

Exceptional Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Communication Disorders (P–12)These tests are not for SLPA educator certification. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *
Hearing Impaired (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
Hearing Impaired with Sign Proficiency (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
and
ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 *
Learning and Behavior Disorders (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010.
Moderate and Severe Disabilities (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 *
For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010.
Visually Impaired (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture (5–12) Agriculture 5701 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Business and Marketing Education (5–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Engineering and Technology (5–12) Technology Education 5051 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Family and Consumer Sciences (5–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Industrial Education (5–12) See 16 KAR 6:020. Contact Angie Fisher at the Kentucky Department of Education, Division of College and Career Readiness.

Endorsements

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
American Sign Language (P–12) ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 3+ (170)
English as a Second Language (P–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Gifted (P–12) Gifted Education 5358 *
Learning and Behavior Disorders (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010.
Literacy Specialist (P–12) Reading Specialist 5301 *
Reading (P–12) Teaching Reading 5204 *

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

Note: A passing score on a test established at the time of administration shall be valid for the purpose of applying for certification for five (5) years from the test administration date.
16 KAR6:010.

Educational Professional Standards Board Kentucky

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