Maine Test Requirements

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.

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

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).

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)

Applicants for initial teacher certification must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas K–12 (except Career and Technical Education) 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
Composite Score: 468

Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 468 on the three sections of the Core Academic Skills for Educators, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score.
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core 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).

Principles of Learning and Teaching

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas (7–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
All Areas (K–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood (Ages 0–5) Education of Young Children 5024 160

Elementary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Elementary (K–3) Education of Young Children 5024 160
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
General Elementary (K–8) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)
5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157
Mathematics Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)
5003 157
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155
Science Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)
5005 159
* 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 160

Middle School Education (5–8)

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle School English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
Middle School Mathematics Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5169 165
Middle School Science Middle School Science 5440 150
Middle School Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 153

Secondary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Secondary English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
Secondary Life Science Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 150
Secondary Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Secondary Physical Science Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 151
or
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 153
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 141
Secondary Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 157

All Grades

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art (K–12) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
Business Education (K–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
ESL English to Speakers of Other Languages(required through 8/31/2016) 5361 144
English to Speakers of Other Languages(required beginning 9/1/2016) 5362 TBD*
Family and Consumer Sciences (K–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
Gifted-Talented Gifted Education 5358 157
Health (K–12) Health Education 5551 156
Industrial Arts (K–12) Technology Education 5051 159
Music (K–12) Music: Content Knowledge 5113 151
Physical Education (K–12) Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 149
Theatre (K–12) Theatre 5641 146

*TBD — To be determined. The score to be determined by the Maine Department of Education.

World Languages K–12

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Chinese Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
French French: World Language 5174 162
German German: World Language 5183 163
Latin Latin 5601 152
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 168

Special Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Blind/Visually Impaired (K–12) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 163
Deaf/Hearing Impaired (K–12) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160
Speech and Hearing Clinician (K–12) Special Education: Teaching Speech to Students with Language Impairments 5881 152
Students with Severe Disabilities (K–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 158
Teacher — Disabled Students (0–5) Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 159
Teacher — Disabled Students (K–8 or 7–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151

Administration

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Administrator of Special Education School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(must use SLS Page to register)
6011 163
Adult and Community Education Director School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(must use SLS Page to register)
6011 163
Assistant Administrator of Special Education School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(must use SLS Page to register)
6011 163
Assistant Building Administrator School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(must use SLS Page to register)
6011 163
Assistant Superintendent School Superintendent Assessment
(must use SLS Page to register)
6021 160
Building Administrator School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(must use SLS Page to register)
6011 163
Curriculum Coordinator School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(must use SLS Page to register)
6011 163
Superintendent School Superintendent Assessment
(must use SLS Page to register)
6021 160

Career & Technical Education (9–12)

Applicants for initial career and technical teacher certification must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Career and Technical Education Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed.)
5511 150
Initial Career and Technical Education Teacher Certification Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 153
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.)
5732 147
Composite Score: 456

Applicants for initial career and technical education teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 456 on the three sections of the Core Academic Skills for Educators, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score.
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core 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).

Educational Specialist Certificates K–12

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist 5311 143
Literacy Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 164
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 156

For further information about education and initial certification visit the Maine Certification Office.

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

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