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Alaska Endorsement Requirements

In Alaska, there are two endorsement methods that involve content area exams.

  1. Teacher Preparation Program: This method is completed through a university or through a state-approved program and includes student teaching. The teacher-preparation program will have associated content area exam(s) as part of the program. This is the only method to add grade levels to an endorsement.
  2. Content Area Exam & Teaching Experience: This method requires two years of teaching experience in the content area and passing scores on the endorsement-related Content Area Exam. Endorsements may only be added where content area exam(s) have been identified. Elementary, Early Childhood Education, Reading, English as a Second Language or Special Education endorsements are not available through this method. Further explanation on Alaska's endorsement criteria can be found on the Alaska Teacher Certification website.

If you test in Alaska at a testing center or using the Praxis at home solution, and your Praxis profile address is in Alaska, your score report will be sent automatically to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

If you test outside Alaska or your Praxis profile address is not in Alaska, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. To have your scores sent to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, you must select the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (state code 7027) as a score recipient when you register.

For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (state code 7027) with each additional score report request.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

These tests cannot be used for adding an endorsement via the Content Area Exam and Teaching Experience method.

praxis testing for Alaska
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education Birth–Age 5 Early Childhood Education 5025 *
or
Accepted beginning September 1, 2021Early Childhood Assessment 5026 ¹
Mathematics and Science Subtest 5028 *
Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies Subtest 5027 *
1 To pass the Early Childhood Assessment test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take both subtests (5027, 5028) at the same time, select Early Childhood Assessment (5026) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Elementary Developmental K–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 *
or
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 5017 *
or
Accepted beginning September 1, 2021Elementary Education Assessment(On-screen calculator provided) 5006 ²
Mathematics and Science Subtest 5008 *
Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies Subtest 5007 *
2 To pass the Elementary Education Assessment test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take both subtests (5007, 5008) at the same time, select Elementary Education Assessment (5006) 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(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 ³
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 *
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: Content Knowledge for Teaching (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 7811 4
Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest 7812 *
Mathematics CKT Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 7813 *
Science CKT Subtest 7814 *
Social Studies CKT Subtest 7815 *
4 To pass the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (7812, 7813, 7814, 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Reading–Elementary Teaching Reading: Elementary 5205 *

Middle School Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle School 6–8 Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 *
Middle School English Language Arts 6–8 Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle School Mathematics 6–8 Required beginning September 1, 2021Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5164 *
or
Accepted through August 31, 2022Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle School Science 6–8 Available through August 31, 2021Middle School Science 5440 *
Required beginning September 1, 2021Middle School Science 5442 *
Middle School Social Studies 6–8 Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Agriculture 5701 *
Algebra I Algebra I(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5162 *
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Computer Science Computer Science 5652 *
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
Geometry Geometry(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5163 *
Government and Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 *
Health Health Education 5551 *
Health and Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *
Journalism Accepted beginning September 1, 2021Journalism 5224 *
Mathematics Required beginning September 1, 2021Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5165 *
or
Accepted through August 31, 2022Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
or
Music: Content and Instruction 5114 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
or
Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 *
Physical Science Accepted beginning September 1, 2021Physical Science 5485 *
or
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
or
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Reading–Secondary Teaching Reading: K–12 5206 *
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
or
Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *
Speech Communication Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *
Theatre Theatre 5641 *
Vocational Education Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5511 *

All Grades

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Reading Specialist Required beginning September 1, 2021Reading Specialist 5302 *

Special Education

praxis testing for Alaska
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Special Education–Early Childhood Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 *
Special Education Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *

World Languages

praxis testing for Alaska
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Japanese Accepted beginning September 1, 2021Japanese: World Language 5661 *
English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Alaska also accepts tests for other World Languages not listed above from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Oral Proficiency Review and Written Proficiency Test with scores of Advanced Mid-Level or higher on both tests. Please see Tests for World Languages on the Alaska Teacher Certification website.

TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the test is required.

Alaska also accepts some historical Praxis tests. Please see the Content Area Exams on the Alaska Teacher Certification website.

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