Missouri Test Requirements

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. 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.

If you test in Missouri, a copy of your scores will automatically be sent to the Educator Preparation Section of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Jefferson City.

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).

If you test in Missouri, your score report will be sent automatically to the Missouri State Department of Education. If you test outside of Missouri, select the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (state code 7625) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

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 Areas — Grades 5–9 and Grades 9–12

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Without Subject Tests: Middle School (5–9) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 167
All Areas Without Subject Tests: Secondary (K–12, 9–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 164

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education — Birth to Grade 3

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education (Birth–3) Education of Young Children 5021 0021 166
Early Childhood Special Education (Birth–3) Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691* n/a 166

*Available beginning July 2014.

Elementary Education — Grades 1–6

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (1–6) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 5011 0011 164

Middle School Education — Grades 5–9

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Middle School English Language Arts (5–9) Middle School English Language Arts 5049 0049 163
Middle School Mathematics (5–9) Middle School Mathematics(Calculator allowed.) n/a 0069 158
Middle School Science (5–9) Middle School Science n/a 0439 149
Middle School Social Studies (5–9) Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 154

Secondary Education — Grades 9–12

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Biology (9–12) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 150
Chemistry (9–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 152
Earth Science (9–12) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 147
English (9–12) English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge 5041 0041 158
General Science (9–12) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 154
Mathematics (9–12) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) 5061 0061 137
Physics (9–12) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 141
Social Science (9–12) Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 152
Speech/Theater (9–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 142
Unified Science: Biology (9–12) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 150
Unified Science: Chemistry (9–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 152
Unified Science: Earth Science (9–12) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 147
Unified Science: Physics (9–12) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 141

Grades K–12

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art (K–12, 9–12) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 158
Chinese (Mandarin) (K–12) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 n/a 152
French (K–12) French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
German (K–12) German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
Health (K–12, 9–12) Health Education 5551 n/a 153
Music: Instrumental (K–12) or Vocal (K–12) Music: Content and Instruction 5114 n/a 162
Physical Education (K–9, K–12, 9–12) Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 153
Spanish (K–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168

Administrator/School Leader/Director

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Career Education Director School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 n/a 163
Principal (K–8, 9–12) School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 n/a 163
Special Education Administrator School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 n/a 163
Superintendent School Superintendent Assessment* (Must use SLS website to register.) n/a 1020 158

* Please visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website for information about Superintendent certification requirements. The prior paper-delivered School Superintendent Assessment (1020) will continue to be administered in Missouri. Missouri will not accept the new computer-delivered School Superintendent Assessment (6021) toward certification. Please check the Missouri School Leadership Series page for further information regarding registration.

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Special Education: Blind/Partially Sighted (Birth–12) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 n/a 170
Special Education: Deaf/Hearing Impaired (Birth–12) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 n/a 167
Special Education: Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical Disabilities (K–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 158
Special Education: Severely Developmentally Disabled (K–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 0545 158

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Agriculture n/a 0700 520
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
Family and Consumer Sciences (Birth–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 162
Industrial Technology (9–12) Technology Education 5051* n/a 166
Marketing (9–12) Marketing Education n/a 0561 163

*Available beginning July 2014.

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Library Media Specialist (K–12) Library Media Specialist 5311 0311 160
School Counselor (K–8, 7–12) Professional School Counselor 5421 0421 164
School Psychologist (K–12) School Psychologist n/a 0401 157
Speech & Language Pathologist (Birth–12) Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600

This page is a supplement to The Praxis SeriesInformation Bulletin.

This page is a supplement to The School Leadership Series Information Bulletin.

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

 

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