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 in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Entrance into an Educator Preparation Program Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.)
5732 150
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).

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (B–P) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 166

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (P–5) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) 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 160

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle School: English and Communications Middle School Language Arts 5047 164
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
Middle School: Mathematics
Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
Middle School: Science
Middle School Science 0439 144
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
Middle School: Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 149
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160

All Grades

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Arabic (P–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Chinese (P–12) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
French (P–12) French: World Language 5174 162
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
German (P–12) German: World Language 5183 163
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Japanese (P–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Latin (P–12) Latin 5601 166
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Russian (P–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Spanish (P–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 168
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160

All Other All Grades Categories

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art (P–12) Art: Content and Analysis 5135 161
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Health (P–12) Health Education 5551 155
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Integrated Music
(P–12);
Vocal Music
(P–12);
Instrumental Music
(P–12)
Music: Content and Instruction 5114 162
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Physical Education (P–12) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 169
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
School Media Librarian (P–12) Library Media Specialist 5311 156
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
School Psychologist School Psychologist 0401 161
Option for Health (P–12) and Physical Education (P–12)   Note:Test (0856/5856) is an option ONLY for individuals seeking certification in BOTH Health and Physical Education simultaneously. Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5856 156
and
Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 169
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160

Exceptional Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Communication Disorders (P–12)These tests are not for SLPA educator certification. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
and
Speech-Language Pathology 5330 600
Hearing Impaired (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160
Hearing Impaired with Sign Proficiency (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160
and select one of the following non-ETS assessments:
Education Sign Skills Evaluations (ESSE)(Click on the test name for assessment information.)   Intermediate Level
or
Sign Communication: Proficiency Overview (SCPI)(Click on the test name for assessment information.)   Intermediate Level
Learning and Behavior Disorders (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 158
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 158
For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010.
Visually Impaired (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 163

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture (5–12) Agriculture 0700 520
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Business and Marketing Education (5–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Engineering and Technology (5–12) Technology Education 5051 159
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Family and Consumer Sciences (5–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 162
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 160
Industrial Education (5–12) See 16 KAR 6:020. Contact Vickiel Staley at the Kentucky Department of Tech. Education.

Endorsements

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
English as a Second Language (P–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 157
Gifted (P–12) Gifted Education 0357 152
Learning and Behavior Disorders (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 158
For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010.
Literacy Specialist (P–12) Reading Specialist 5301 164
Reading (P–12) Teaching Reading 5204 153

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series® 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.

 

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