Utah

Utah Highly Qualified Status for Special Education

All educators 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.

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.

Special Education: Consultation and collaboration role

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

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

In Utah, individuals who have not attempted the 5031 or have not passed any of the 5031 sub-tests as of September 1, 2014, must take the new 5001 subtests. Individuals who have passed at least one 5031 subtest may continue to attempt to pass the 5031 sub-tests. The last national administration of the 5031 sub-tests will be in July 2015. Any individual who has not passed all 5031 sub-tests by that date must then pass all 5001 subtests in order to be eligible for licensure. Passing scores for each subtest are:

  • Reading and Language Arts Subtest (5032): 165
  • Mathematics Subtest (5033): 165
  • Social Studies Subtest (5034): 155
  • Science Subtest (5035): 159

Please note: You cannot take a combination of 5031 and 5001 subtests. You must pass all four subtests from the 5031 version or all four subtests from the 5001 version.

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 1
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157*
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157*
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155*
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159*
1 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 2
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157*
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157*
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155*
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159*
2 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 3
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157*
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157*
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155*
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159*
3 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Severe to Profound Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 4
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157*
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157*
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155*
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159*
4 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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

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

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

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

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

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