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Nebraska Test Requirements

Admission to Teacher Preparation Program in Nebraska

Basic Skills Test

Those interested in becoming teachers in Nebraska must first be admitted to a Nebraska approved educator preparation program. The Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators tests are the approved Basic Skills test for program admission. Passing scores must be achieved in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. (Passing Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST®) scores received prior to September 1, 2014, may also be accepted by institutions for program admission.)

See Basic Skills Competency for more information.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas Accepted through July 31, 2020.
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 *
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).
or
Required beginning August 1, 2020.
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5733 *
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis Core exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

Certification in Nebraska

Content Testing

Candidates applying for any initial endorsement(s) to be placed on a Nebraska certificate must provide evidence they have passed the required Praxis® Subject Assessments for the endorsement(s) as listed below.

Administrative Endorsements

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Principal Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5412 *
Special Education Supervisor Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5412 *
Superintendent Accepted through July 31, 2020.School Superintendent Assessment(Must use SLS Website to register.) 6021 *
or
School Superintendent Assessment(Must use SLS Website to register.) Note: The School Superintendent Assessment (6991) test will not become a requirement until August 1, 2020. At that time the required passing score will be 162. 6991 TBA

Teaching Endorsements

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agricultural Education Agriculture 5701 *
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Basic Business Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Business, Marketing, Information Technology (BMIT) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Early Childhood Inclusive (formerly ECEU) Education of Young Children¹ 5024 *
Earth and Space Science Earth and Space Science: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction Assessment² 5017 *
English Language Arts English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 *
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
General Art (K–6) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
Health and Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge3 5857 *
Health Education Health Education4 5551 *
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *
Industrial Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *
Instrumental Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Middle Grades English Language Arts (Grades 5–9) Middle School English Language Arts  5047 *
Middle Grades Mathematics (Grades 5–9) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle Grades Science (Grades 5–9) Middle School Science 5440 *
Middle Grades Social Science (Grades 5–9) Middle School Social Studies 5089 *
Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 *
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
School Librarian Library Media Specialist 5311 *
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *
Science (formerly Natural Science) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Secondary English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 *
Social Science Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *
Special Education 
(formerly Special Education: Mild/Moderate)
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education: Deaf or Hard of Hearing/Subject Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
Special Education: Visual Impairment Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *
Speech-Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *
Vocal Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 *
World Language French: World Language 5174 *
German: World Language 5183 *
Latin 5601 *
Spanish: World Language 5195 *

1 The previously offered Education of Young Children (0021/5021) test will also be accepted.

2 The previously offered Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (0011/5011) test will also be accepted.

3 The previously offered Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (0856/5856) test will also be accepted.

4 The previously offered Health Education (0550/5550) test will also be accepted.

* Not required for licensure but may be required by your college or university for program completion. Check with your program for more information.

TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the test is required.

See additional information about Nebraska content testing requirements. (Test takers are advised to check Test Centers and Dates to be sure the required test is offered during the testing window when they wish to take the test.)

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

Nebraska Department of Education

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