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Virginia 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. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

For other state-approved licensing tests, visit the Virginia Division of Teacher Education & Licensure website.

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 Virginia, your scores will be sent automatically to the Virginia Department of Education. If you test outside of Virginia, you must select the Virginia Department of Education (state code 8425) as a score recipient, either when you register or on an additional score report request.

Teacher Preparation Entry Assessment

Endorsement AreaRequired Test(s)Test CodeQualifying Score
Teacher Preparation Entry Assessment Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 *
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early/Primary Education PreK–3 Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 *
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
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.
Elementary Education PreK–6 Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 *
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 ²
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
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.

Middle School Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle Education 6–8: English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle Education 6–8: Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle Education 6–8: Science Middle School Science 5440 *
Middle Education 6–8: Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Business Information and Technology Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5652 *
Computer Science Computer Science 5652 *
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
History and Social Sciences Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Mathematics – Algebra I (add on endorsement) Algebra I (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5162 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *

All Grades

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
English to Speakers of Other Languages (Add-On Endorsement by Testing – added to an Existing License) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
English to Speakers of Other Languages (Initial Licensure – completion of an educator preparation program) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Health and Physical Education PreK–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *
Music–Instrumental PreK–12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Music-Vocal/Choral PreK–12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *
Visual Arts
PreK–12
Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *

Reading Specialist

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Reading Specialist Reading for Virginia Educators: Reading Specialist 5304 *

Special Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
General Curriculum Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 *
Hearing Impairments Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 *
Visual Impairments Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 *
and
Braille Proficiency 0633 *

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Administration and Supervision School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use the SLS website to register.) 6011 *
or
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use the SLS website to register.) 6990 *

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Information Bulletin.

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