North Carolina Highly Qualified Status

Although no test is required for the Birth–Kindergarten (B–K) license, B–K teachers may be designated "highly qualified" to teach kindergarten by earning a score of 155 or higher on the Praxis® test below.

For more information about becoming highly qualified, visit the North Carolina Department of Education website.

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

Option for Those Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Birth through Kindergarten Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 155

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


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