Utah

Utah Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title.

Test requirements below are for both traditional and alternative route licensure. See Alternative Route section for additional requirements for selected licensure areas.

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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" or "6" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" or "1" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Elementary Licensure

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education (K–3) 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.
or
Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 0022 160
Elementary Education (K–6) 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.
Elementary Education (1–8) 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.
To add an endorsement to a Grade 1–8 license, see appropriate endorsement test(s) under Secondary License.

Secondary Licensure Grades (6–12) and Specialized Endorsements

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Endorsement (CTE/General) Agriculture n/a 0700 520
Art (K–12) Endorsement Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 158*
Business Endorsement (CTE/General) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
Chinese (Mandarin) Endorsement Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 n/a 164*
Economics Endorsement Economics n/a 0911 150*
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 159
English Endorsement English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 162*
Family and Consumer Sciences (CTE/General) Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 159
French Endorsement French: World Language 5174 n/a 160*
Geography Endorsement Geography n/a 0921 159
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 159
German Endorsement German: World Language 5183 n/a 160*
Health Education Endorsement Health Education 5551 n/a 162
History Endorsement World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 0941 156
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 159
Latin Endorsement Latin n/a 0601 152
Library Media (K–12) Endorsement Library Media Specialist 5311 0311 141*
Marketing Education Endorsement (CTE/General) Marketing Education n/a 0561 144*
Mathematics Endorsement: Level 2 Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160*
or
Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165*
Mathematics Endorsement: Levels 3 or 4 Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160*
Music (K–12) Endorsement Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 156
Physical Education Endorsement Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 152
Political Science Endorsement Government/Political Science n/a 0931 149*
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 159
Psychology Endorsement Psychology 53911 0391 154*
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 159
Reading Endorsement Teaching Reading 5204 0204 159
Science: Biology Endorsement Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 149
Science: Chemistry Endorsement Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 151
Science: Earth Science Endorsement Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 153
Science: Environmental Endorsement Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 149
Science: Middle Level Science Endorsement General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 166
Science: Physical Science Endorsement Physical Science: Content Knowledge (test will be discontinued as of August 31, 2014) n/a 0481 150
or
Chemistry: Content Knowledge (beginning January 2014) 5245 0245 151
or
Physics: Content Knowledge (beginning January 2014) 5265 0265 136
Science: Physics Endorsement Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 136
Social Studies Composite Endorsement Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 159
Sociology Endorsement Sociology n/a 0950 550*
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 159
Spanish Endorsement Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168
Speech Communication Endorsement Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 144*
Technology Education Endorsement (CTE/General) Technology Education 50511 n/a 159*
Theatre Endorsement Theatre n/a 0641 162

1 Available beginning July 2014.

Upgrade to a Level 2 License: Early Years Enhancement (EYE)

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Level 2, Utah Professional Educator License Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 0621 160*
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160*
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160*
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160*

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Administrative/ Supervisory K–12 Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 0411 151
or
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 n/a 163
Please check with your university for guidance on choosing the proper assessment.

Special Education

Special Education candidates have a variety of options, due to the variety of ways in which a Special Education teacher can be utilized. Candidates in Special Education are strongly advised to consult with their university advisor or their Local Education Agency's (LEA's) Special Education director, if they are employed, before taking any of the tests listed here.

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Special Education: Blind and Visually Impaired Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 160
or
one of the Highly Qualified (HQ) test offerings
Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 160
or
one of the HQ test offerings
Special Education: 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*
or
one of the HQ test offerings
Special Education: 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*
or
one of the HQ test offerings
See Highly Qualified (HQ) section for additional qualifications to achieve highly qualified status.

Support Licensure: School Counseling and School Psychologist

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
School Counseling K–12 Professional School Counselor 5421 0421 156*
School Psychologist K–12 School Psychologist n/a 0401 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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