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 All Licensure Areas

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I ReadingRequired through 8/31/2014. 5710 175
and
Praxis I WritingRequired through 8/31/2014. 5720 174
and
Praxis I MathematicsRequired through 8/31/2014. 5730 173
If you wish to take all three Praxis I® exams (5710, 5720, 5730) at the same time, select Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test: Combined Test (5750) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5710, 5720, 5730).
or
Core Academic Skills for Educators: ReadingRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5712 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: WritingRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5722 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) Required beginning 9/1/2014. 5732 150
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 in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood – Regular Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5014 147

Early Childhood – Middle Childhood

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood – Middle Childhood – Regular Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5014 147

Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence – Regular Education Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 146

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Cognitive Disabilities Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 146
Cross Categorical Middle School: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5146 146
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 146
Early Childhood – Special Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5014 147
Emotional Disturbance Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 146
Learning Disabilities Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 146
Speech and Language Pathologist Speech-Language PathologyRequired through 8/31/2014. 5330 600
Speech-Language PathologyRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5331 162
Visual Impairment Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 146

Early Adolescence – Adolescence

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Biology General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 154
Broad Field Language Arts English Language, Literature and Composition: Content KnowledgeRequired through 8/31/2014. 5041 160
English Language Arts: Content KnowledgeRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5038 167
Broad Field Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 154
Broad Field Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 153
Chemistry General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 154
Earth and Space Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 154
Economics Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 153
English Literature and Composition English Language, Literature and Composition: Content KnowledgeRequired through 8/31/2014. 5041 160
English Language Arts: Content KnowledgeRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5038 167
Geography Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 153
History Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 153
Journalism English Language, Literature and Composition: Content KnowledgeRequired through 8/31/2014. 5041 160
English Language Arts: Content KnowledgeRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5038 167
Life and Environmental Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 154
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) Required through 8/31/2014. 5061 135
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) Required beginning 9/1/2014. 5161 160
Physical Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 154
Physics General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 154
Political Science and Citizenship Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 153
Psychology Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 153
Sociology Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 153
Speech Communication English Language, Literature and Composition: Content KnowledgeRequired through 8/31/2014. 5041 160
English Language Arts: Content KnowledgeRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5038 167

Early Childhood – Adolescence

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Agriculture 5701 147
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 143
Family and Consumer Education Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 159
Health Health Education 5551 151
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561* 153
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 150
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 150
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 159
Theatre Theatre 5641* 157

*Available beginning October 2014.

Pupil Services

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 156
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147

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 in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
English (300) English Language, Literature and Composition: Content KnowledgeRequired through 8/31/2014. 5041 164
English Language Arts: Content KnowledgeRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5038 167
Journalism (310) Journalism 5223 150
Speech (320) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 150

Related Area: Math

To Add On a License in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Mathematics (400) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) Required through 8/31/2014. 5061 155
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) Required beginning 9/1/2014. 5161 160

Related Area: Science

To Add On a License in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Biology (605) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 152
Chemistry (610) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 152
Earth and Space Science (635) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 152
Environmental Studies (615) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 152
Life and Environmental Studies (606) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 152
Physics (625) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 141

Related Area: Social Studies

To Add On a License in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Economics (710) Economics 5911* 150
Geography (715) Geography 5921* 153
History (725) World and United States History: Content Knowledge 5941 150
Political Science (735) Government/Political Science 5931* 149
Psychology (740) Psychology 5391 154
Sociology (745) Sociology 5952 154

*Available beginning October 2014.

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