Texas Test Requirements

Initial Certification

See Individuals Seeking Initial Certification to get testing requirements.

Certified Individuals

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.

Praxis II Test

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 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
English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge Through 8/31/2014. 5041
English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Beginning 9/1/2014. 5039
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) Through 8/31/2014. 5061
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) Beginning 9/1/2014. 5161
Middle School English Language Arts Through 8/31/2014. 5049
Middle School English Language Arts Beginning 9/1/2014. 5047
Middle School Mathematics(Calculator allowed.) Through 8/31/2014. 0069
Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) Beginning 9/1/2014. 5169
Middle School Science Through 8/31/2014. 0439
Middle School Science Beginning 9/1/2014. 5440
Middle School Social Studies 5089
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354


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