Utah

Utah Highly Qualified Status for Special Education

All teachers must have a bachelor's degree and a Utah Special Education License to meet highly qualified teacher status for special education.

Teachers must then meet the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) core content requirements. See Utah's Highly Qualified Teacher's Framework for more information.

Please note that the Praxis II® tests, Middle School English Language Arts (5047) and Middle School Mathematics (5169), are substituted here in place of English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) and Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161), which are taken for most other math and English licensing requirements.

If the subject area in which you are seeking to be highly qualified is not listed in the table below, you can find the appropriate content test listed in the licensure section.

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2.  Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

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 Utah, your score report will be sent automatically to the Utah State Office of Education. If you test outside of Utah, select the Utah State Office of Education (state code 8375) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Notes:

  • 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.

Special Education: Consultation and collaboration role

Option for Those Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 160
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 160
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 160
or
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 158*
Severe to Profound Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 160
or
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 0545 158*

Special Education: Teacher of record of elementary-aged Special Education students or exclusively of students assessed under the alternative achievement test

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a **
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 165
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
** To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a **
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 165
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
** To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a **
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 165
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
** To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Severe to Profound Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a **
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 165
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
** To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.

Special Education: Teacher of record for secondary Special Education students of Language Arts

Option for Those Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 158*
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 158*
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 158*
Severe to Profound Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 158*

Special Education: Teacher of record for secondary Special Education students of Mathematics

Option for Those Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Middle School Mathematics(On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165*
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Middle School Mathematics(On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165*
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Middle School Mathematics(On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165*
Severe to Profound Endorsement Middle School Mathematics(On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165*

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

* This is the preliminary passing score for this test and is subject to change. Please contact
  the Utah State Office of Education for details.

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

 

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