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Wisconsin Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test(s) 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.

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).

Tests Required for Entry into an Educator Preparation Program

Candidates are required to pass the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests specifically for admission into an educator preparation program, unless they meet one of the state's exemption requirements.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas 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 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).

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood – Regular Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 *

Early Childhood – Middle Childhood

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood – Middle Childhood – Regular Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 *

Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence – Regular Education Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 *

Special Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Cross Categorical Middle School: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5146 *
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 *
Early Childhood – Special Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 *
Emotional Behavior Disabilities Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 *
Intellectual Disabilities Middle School: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5146 *
Specific Learning Disabilities Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 *
Speech and Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *
Visual Impairment Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 *

Early Adolescence – Adolescence

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Biology General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Broad Field Language Arts English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Broad Field Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Broad Field Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Chemistry General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Computer Science Computer Science 5652 *
Earth and Space Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Economics Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
English Literature and Composition English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Geography Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
History Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Journalism English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Life and Environmental Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Physical Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Physics General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Political Science and Citizenship Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Psychology Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Sociology Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Speech Communication English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *

Early Childhood – Adolescence

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture Agriculture 5701 *
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Family and Consumer Education Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Health Health Education 5551 *
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *
Theatre Theatre 5641 *

Pupil Services

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *

Tests Required for Educators Adding a Second License Based on a Content Test

As of December 2010, Wisconsin educators who hold a valid Professional Educator license in social studies, science, English language arts and mathematics/computer science are eligible to add on licensure in a related area based on passing a content test approved by the State Superintendent.

To apply for a license in this pathway, a Professional Educator must hold a valid Wisconsin Professional Educator License (License Type: 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 40, 41, 42 or 43), Master Educator License (License Type: 50, 51 or 52) or Life License (License Type: 08) in the related subject area (see below).

Related Area: English Language Arts

To Add On a License inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Journalism The current Journalism test has been discontinued and options are being explored to replace it. Please contact your state for information.
Speech Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *

Related Area: Math

To Add On a License inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *

Related Area: Science

To Add On a License inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Earth and Space Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Environmental Studies Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Life and Environmental Studies Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *

Related Area: Social Studies

To Add On a License inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Economics Economics 5911 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *
Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *

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

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