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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.

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.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.)
5732 *
‡Composite Score: 466
Note: North Dakota has instituted a composite score of 466. Beginning September 1, 2018, test takers must meet the composite score of 466 and meet a minimum score on each assessment.
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading — minimum score 149
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing — minimum score 153
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics — minimum score 143.

All test takers who have passed the Praxis Core prior to September 1, 2018, will be considered “passed” and do not need to retake the test.

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Early Childhood Education 5025 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood
5621 *

Elementary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. 5017 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades K–6
5622 *

Middle School Education

All middle school licenses require successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching 5–9 test in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Middle School Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 5–9
5623 *
Middle School English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle School Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle School Science Middle School Science 5440 *
Middle School Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

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

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Secondary 7–12 Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12
5624 *
Agriculture Agriculture 5701 *
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Composite Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Computer Science Computer Science 5652 *
Drama Theatre 5641 *
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
Government/ Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 *
Health Education Health Education 5551 *
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *
Speech Communication Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *

All Grades (K–12)

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
English to Speakers of Other Languages English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 *

World Languages

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

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All World Language Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12
5624 *
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Latin Latin 5601 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Special Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Core Knowledge and Applications Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Early Childhood Special Education Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 *
Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
Emotional Disturbances Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/Emotional Disturbances 5372 *
Gifted and Talented Education Gifted Education 5358 *
Intellectual Disabilities/
Developmental Disabilities
Special Education: Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities 5322

*

Learning Disabilities Special Education: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 5383 *
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *

Special Service Personnel

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Audiology Audiology 5342 *
School Counseling Professional School Counselor 5421 *
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *
Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *

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

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