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Alaska

Alaska Educator Qualifications (Formerly Highly Qualified)

Alaska no longer requires teachers to be "Highly Qualified" per Alaska regulations and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Under NCLB, teachers had to meet the high qualification requirement which was used for out-of-field. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is the current authorization of ESEA, has eliminated highly qualified. In Alaska's ESSA State Plan, the required out-of-field definition is being determined.

The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) is proposing the following definition:

Out-of-field teacher: A teacher teaching in a subject area that they are not endorsed to teach.

As Alaska transitions to implement ESSA, teachers are encouraged to continue to demonstrate content knowledge in the subject areas that they have teaching assignments. In addition, teachers are able to add endorsements with passing scores on the endorsement-related content area exam and 2 years of teaching experience in the content area. This option is only available where content area exam(s) have been identified and not for elementary, reading or special education.

Visit Alaska Teacher Certification for more information about educator qualification requirements in Alaska.
 

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. For test prep materials, click the test title. Once you know which tests you should take, schedule your test.

Unless it’s specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, you can’t use a calculator on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).
 

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

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

¹

 

Mathematics and Science Subtest

5008

158

 

Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies Subtest

5007

160

 

1 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

²

 

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

 

2 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

³

 

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

 

3 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

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)

or

5164

157

 

Accepted through August 31, 2022
Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5169

165

Middle School Science 6–8

Middle School Science

5442

152

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

Art

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Biology

Biology

5236

154

Chemistry

Chemistry

5246

146

Earth Science

Earth and Space Sciences

5572

154

Economics

Economics

5911

150

English

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

or

5038

167

 

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

168

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

History

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

141

Mathematics

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Music

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

154

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

146

Physical Science

Physical Science

or

5485

157

 

Chemistry

or

5246

146

 

General Science

or

5436

141

  Physics

5266

145

Physics

Physics

5266

145

Social Studies

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

152

Speech Communication

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

146

Theatre

Theatre

5641

157

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

Japanese

Japanese: World Language

5661

156

French

French: World Language

5174

162

German

German: World Language

5183

163

Russian

Russian: World Language

5671

130

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

168


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

Visit Alaska Teacher Certification for more information about educator certification requirements in Alaska.

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


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