North Dakota 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.

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 North Dakota, your score report will be sent automatically to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board. If you test outside of North Dakota, select the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (state code 7848) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Notes:

  • 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

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis I® Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST®) in either format. If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis I exams (5710, 5720, 5730) at the same time, select Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test: Combined Test (5750) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5710, 5720, 5730).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I Reading 5710 0710 173
and
Praxis I Writing 5720 0720 173
and
Praxis I Mathematics 5730 0730 170
Composite Score: 516
Note: North Dakota has instituted a composite score of 516 based on the Current Qualifying Scaled Scores for PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics, provided the candidate has met the passing score currently in place for two of the three tests.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 0022 158
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 157

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 5011 0011 158
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Middle School Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
Middle School English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 164
Middle School Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165
Middle School Science Middle School Science n/a 0439 145
Middle School Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 152

Secondary Education

All secondary licenses require successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching 7–12 test in conjunction with a Praxis II® subject area assessment.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Secondary 7–12 Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Agriculture Agriculture n/a 0700 450
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 158
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 153
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 147
Composite Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 150
Drama Theatre n/a 0641 132
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 149
Economics Economics n/a 0911 150
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 168
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 160
Geography Geography n/a 0921 140
Government/Political Science Government/Political Science n/a 0931 149
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 0941 151
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 149
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 143
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 132
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 153
Technology Education Technology Education 5051* n/a 150

* Available beginning July 2014.

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All World Language Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 n/a 164
French French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
German German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
Latin Latin n/a 0601 135
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Special Education Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Core Knowledge and Applications Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
Early Childhood Special Education Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 56911 n/a 159
Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 n/a 160
Emotional Disturbances Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/Emotional Disturbances 5372 n/a 154
Gifted and Talented Education Gifted Education n/a 0357 146
Intellectual Disabilities/
Developmental Disabilities
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 164
Learning Disabilities Special Education: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 5383 n/a 151

1 Available beginning July 2014.

Special Service Personnel

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Special Service Personnel Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 157
Audiology Audiology 5342 0342 170
School Counseling Professional School Counselor 5421 0421 156
School Psychologist School Psychologist n/a 0401 151
Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600

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