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.

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

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).

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered 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).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I Reading 5710 0710 175
and
Praxis I Writing 5720 0720 174
and
Praxis I Mathematics 5730 0730 173

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood – Regular Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5014 0014 147

Early Childhood – Middle Childhood

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood – Middle Childhood – Regular Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5014 0014 147

Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence – Regular Education Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 0146 146

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Cognitive Disabilities Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 0146 146
Cross Categorical Middle School: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5146 0146 146
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 0146 146
Early Childhood – Special Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5014 0014 147
Emotional Disturbance Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 0146 146
Learning Disabilities Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 0146 146
Speech and Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600
Visual Impairment Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 0146 146

Early Adolescence – Adolescence

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Biology General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 154
Broad Field Language Arts English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge 5041 0041 160
Broad Field Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 154
Broad Field Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 153
Chemistry General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 154
Earth and Space Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 154
Economics Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 153
English Literature and Composition English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge 5041 0041 160
Geography Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 153
History Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 153
Journalism English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge 5041 0041 160
Life and Environmental Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 154
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) 5061 0061 135
Physical Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 154
Physics General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 154
Political Science and Citizenship Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 153
Psychology Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 153
Sociology Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 153
Speech Communication English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge 5041 0041 160

Early Childhood – Adolescence

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Agriculture n/a 0700 510
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 158
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 143
Family and Consumer Education Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 159
Health Health Education 5551 n/a 151
Marketing Education Marketing Education n/a 0561 153
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 150
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 150
Technology Education Technology Education 50511 n/a 159
Theater Theatre n/a 0641 157

1 Available beginning July 2014.

Pupil Services

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 0421 156
School Psychologist School Psychologist n/a 0401 165
School Social Worker School Social Worker: Content Knowledge n/a 0211 161

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 CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
English (300) English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge 5041 0041 164
Speech (320) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 150

Related Area: Math

To Add On a License in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Mathematics (400) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Graphing calculator required.) 5061 0061 155

Related Area: Science

To Add On a License in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Biology (605) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 152
Chemistry (610) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 152
Earth and Space Science (635) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 152
Environmental Studies (615) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 152
Life and Environmental Studies (606) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 152
Physical Science (637) Physical Science: Content Knowledge n/a 0481 150
Physics (625) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 141

Related Area: Social Studies

To Add On a License in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Economics (710) Economics n/a 0911 150
Geography (715) Geography n/a 0921 153
History (725) World and United States History: Content Knowledge 5941 0941 150
Political Science (735) Government/Political Science n/a 0931 149
Psychology (740) Psychology 5391* 0391 154
Sociology (745) Sociology n/a 0950 610

* Available beginning July 2014.

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis SeriesInformation Bulletin.

 

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