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.
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).
- In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
- "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.
Tests Required for All Licensure Areas
|Option for Those Licensed in||You Need to Take||CDT Code||PDT Code||Qualifying Score|
|Birth through Kindergarten||Early Childhood: Content Knowledge||5022||0022||155|
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