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Alaska

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 2 years of teaching experience in the content area and passing scores on the endorsement-related Content Area Exam (PDF). 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.

Score reporting

  • If you test in Alaska at a test center or at home, 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

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

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Early Childhood Education Birth–Age 5

Early Childhood Education

or

5025

156

 

Early Childhood Assessment

5026

¹

 

Mathematics and Science Subtest

5028

160

 

Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies Subtest

5027

161

 

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)

or

5018

163

 

Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

or

5017

153

 

Elementary Education Assessment

(On-screen calculator provided)

5006

²

 

Mathematics and Science Subtest

5008

158

 

Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies Subtest

5007

160

 

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

157

 

Mathematics Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003

157

 

Social Studies Subtest

5004

155

 

Science Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005

159

 

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

161

 

Mathematics CKT Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

7813

150

 

Science CKT Subtest

7814

154

 

Social Studies CKT Subtest

7815

159

 

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.

Elementary Math Specialist

Elementary Education: Math Specialist

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5037

153

Reading–Elementary

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Middle School 6–8

Middle School: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5146

140

Middle School English Language Arts 6–8

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle School Mathematics 6–8

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)

5164

157

Middle School Science 6–8

Middle School Science

5442

152

Middle School Social Studies 6–8

Middle School Social Studies

5089

149

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Agriculture

Agriculture

5701

147

Algebra I

Algebra I
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5162

157

Art

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Biology

Biology

5236

154

Business Education

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Chemistry

Chemistry

5246

146

Computer Science

Computer Science

5652

149

Earth Science

Earth and Space Sciences

5572

154

Economics

Economics

5911

150

English

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

General Science

General Science

5436

141

Geography

Geography

5921

149

Geometry

Geometry

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5163

148

Government and Political Science

Government/Political Science

5931

149

Health

Health Education

5551

155

Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5857

160

History

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

141

Journalism

Journalism

5224

153

Mathematics

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Music

Music: Content Knowledge

or

5113

154

 

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

or

5091

146

 

Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

169

Physical Science

Physical Science

or

5485

157

 

Chemistry

or

5246

146

 

General Science

or

5436

141

  Physics

5266

145

Physics

Physics

5266

145

Psychology

Psychology

5391

154

Reading–Secondary

Teaching Reading: K–12

5206

156

Social Studies

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

or

5081

152

 

Social Studies: Content and Interpretation

5086

153

Sociology

Sociology

5952

154

Speech Communication

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

146

Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

159

Theatre

Theatre

5641

157

Vocational Education

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5511

150

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifing Score

Health Occupations

Health Occupations

5052

152

Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist

5302

165

School Counselor

School Counselor

5422

159

School Librarian

School Librarian

5312

154

School Psychologist

School Psychologist

5403

155

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Special Education–Early Childhood

Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention

5692

159

Special Education

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Japanese

Japanese: World Language

5661

156

English as a Second Language

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

French

French: World Language

5174

162

German

German: World Language

5183

163

Russian

Russian: World Language

5671

130

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

168


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 (PDF) 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 (PDF) on the Alaska Teacher Certification website.

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


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