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 in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 160
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.)
5732 150
Composite Score: 466
Note: North Dakota has instituted a composite score of 466 based on the Current Qualifying Scaled Scores for Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Reading, Writing and Mathematics, provided the candidate has met the passing score currently in place for two of the three tests.
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 in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 158
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood
5621 157

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. 5017 153
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades K–6
5622 160

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Middle School Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 5–9
5623 160
Middle School English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
Middle School Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Middle School Science Middle School Science 5440 150
Middle School Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 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 Test Code Qualifying Score
All Secondary 7–12 Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12
5624 157
Agriculture Agriculture 5701 147
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 153
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 147
Composite Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 150
Drama Theatre 5641 132
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 149
Economics Economics 5911 150
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
Geography Geography 5921 140
Government/Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 149
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 151
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 149
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 143
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 132
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 153
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 150

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All World Language Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood
5621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades K–6
5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 5–9
5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12
5624 157
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
French French: World Language 5174 162
German German: World Language 5183 163
Latin Latin 5601 135
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 168

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Special Education Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood
5621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades K–6
5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 5–9
5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12
5624 157
Core Knowledge and Applications Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
Early Childhood Special Education Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 159
Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160
Emotional Disturbances Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/Emotional Disturbances 5372 154
Gifted and Talented Education Gifted Education 5358 157
Intellectual Disabilities/
Developmental Disabilities
Special Education: Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities 5322

156

Learning Disabilities Special Education: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 5383 151

 

Special Service Personnel

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Special Service Personnel Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood
5621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades K–6
5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 5–9
5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12
5624 157
Audiology Audiology 5342 170
School Counseling Professional School Counselor 5421 156
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147
Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5331 162

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

 

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