Texas Test Requirements
See Individuals Seeking Initial Certification to get testing requirements.
If you have taken a Praxis II® test and are certified in a state other than Texas, you must have your credentials reviewed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). See information on having your credentials reviewed.
Entrance into an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) in Texas
If you live in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico or Mexico, you can take PACT through the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards™ (TExES™) program if the tests you wish to take are offered in your area.
If the tests you wish to take are not offered through the TExES program or you do not live in an area where TExES tests are offered, certain Praxis II® tests can be taken. See the list of tests below.
When you are ready to register, go to the Praxis™ online registration system.
- 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.
Praxis II Test
|You Need to Take||CDT Code||PDT Code||Qualifying Score|
|Biology: Content Knowledge||5235||0235||Passing scores are determined by the state in which you test. View Pre-Admission Content Tests passing scores by state for Praxis II tests.|
|Chemistry: Content Knowledge||5245||0245|
|English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge||5041||0041|
|General Science: Content Knowledge||5435||0435|
|Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.)||5061||0061|
|Middle School English Language Arts||5049||0049|
|Middle School Mathematics(Calculator allowed.)||n/a||0069|
|Middle School Science||n/a||0439|
|Middle School Social Studies||5089||0089|
|Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications||5354||0354|
n/a — Not available in this delivery method.