Montana Tests Required in Specific Endorsement Areas for Out-of-State Applicants

Out-of-State Teacher Education Program Completers

If the completed educator preparation program is not in Montana — upon initial application of a Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 — the applicant must provide proof of a minimum score on the Praxis® Subject Assessments, applicable to the requested endorsement as established by the Office of Public Instruction and approved by the Board of Public Education. ARM 10.57.410(3)

Find your endorsement 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 Praxis tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

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 Montana, your score report will be sent automatically to the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If you test outside of Montana, select the Montana Office of Public Instruction (state code 8653) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Elementary Education

To Be Eligible For Endorsement inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Education (Preschool–Grade 3) Early Childhood Education 5025 156
Elementary K–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 163

Secondary Education

praxis testing for Montana Secondary Education
To Be Eligible For Endorsement inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture Education Agriculture(beginning 9/1/2017) 5701 157
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 151
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 148
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 151
Economics Economics 5911 150
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences(beginning 9/1/2017) 5122 148
General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 152
Geography Geography 5921 155
Government/
Political Science
Government/Political Science 5931 149
Industrial Education Technology Education(beginning 9/1/2017) 5051 154
Latin Latin(beginning 9/1/2017) 5601 152
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Physical Science Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 148
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 135
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 135
Psychology Psychology(beginning 9/1/2017) 5391 154
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 155
Sociology Sociology (beginning January 1, 2018) 5952 154
Theatre Theatre(beginning 9/1/2017) 5641 148
World and U.S. History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 146

All Grades

praxis testing for Montana All Grades
To Be Eligible For Endorsement inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
Health and Physical Education K–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 155
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 152
Physical Education K–12, K–8, and 5–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 155
Library Media Specialists K–12 Library Media Specialist(beginning January 1, 2018) 5311 150
Reading Teaching Reading 5204 159
Special Education Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 159

Professional School Counselor

praxis testing for Montana Elementary Education
To Be Highly Qualified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Professional School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 156

World Languages

praxis testing for Montana World Languages
To Be Eligible For Endorsement inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
French French: World Language 5174 162
German German: World Language 5183 163
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 168

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

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