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.

Elementary Licensure

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education (K–3) 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.
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) Required through 8/31/2015. 5031 2
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 165
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
2 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
or
Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 160
Elementary Education (K–6) 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.
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) Required through 8/31/2015. 5031 4
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 165
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
4 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Elementary Education (1–8) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 5
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*
5 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.
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) Required through 8/31/2015. 5031 6
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 165
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
6 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
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 Test Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Endorsement (CTE/General) Agriculture 5701 147*
Art (K–12) Endorsement Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158*
Business Endorsement (CTE/General) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
Chinese (Mandarin) Endorsement Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164*
Economics Endorsement Economics 59111 150*
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 159
English Endorsement English Language Arts: Content Knowledge Required through 8/31/2014. 5038 162*
English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Required beginning 9/1/2014. 5039 162*
Family and Consumer Sciences (CTE/General) Family and Consumer Sciences Required through 8/31/2014. 5121 159
Family and Consumer Sciences Required beginning 9/1/2014. 5122 160*
French Endorsement French: World Language 5174 160*
Geography Endorsement Geography 59211 159
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 159
German Endorsement German: World Language 5183 160*
Health Education Endorsement Health Education 5551 162
History Endorsement World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 156
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 159
Latin Endorsement Latin 56011 152
Library Media (K–12) Endorsement Library Media Specialist 5311 141*
Marketing Education Endorsement (CTE/General) Marketing Education 55611 144*
Mathematics Endorsement: Level 2 Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160*
or
Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165*
Mathematics Endorsement: Levels 3 or 4 Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160*
Music (K–12) Endorsement Music: Content Knowledge 5113 156
Physical Education Endorsement Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 152
Political Science Endorsement Government/Political Science 59311 149*
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 159
Psychology Endorsement Psychology 5391 154*
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 159
Reading Endorsement Teaching Reading 5204 159
Science: Biology Endorsement Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 149
Science: Chemistry Endorsement Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 151
Science: Earth Science Endorsement Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 153
Science: Environmental Endorsement Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 149
Science: Middle Level Science Endorsement General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 166
Science: Physical Science Endorsement Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 151
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 136
Science: Physics Endorsement Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 136
Social Studies Composite Endorsement Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 159
Sociology Endorsement Sociology 5952 154*
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 159
Spanish Endorsement Spanish: World Language 5195 168
Speech Communication Endorsement Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 144*
Technology Education Endorsement (CTE/General) Technology Education 5051 159*
Theatre Endorsement Theatre 56411 162

1 Available beginning October 2014.

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

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

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Administrative/ Supervisory K–12 Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 151
or
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 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 Test Code Qualifying Score
Special Education: Blind and Visually Impaired Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 160
or
one of the Highly Qualified (HQ) test offerings
Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 160
or
one of the HQ test offerings
Special Education: Mild/Moderate Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 160
or
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 158*
or
one of the HQ test offerings
Special Education: Severe to Profound Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 160
or
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 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 Test Code Qualifying Score
School Counseling K–12 Professional School Counselor 5421 156*
School Psychologist K–12 School Psychologist 5402 147*

* 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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