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Arkansas Test Requirements

The table below indicates the appropriate test(s) for specific licensures. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once the appropriate tests are identified, determine 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).

If you test in Arkansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Arkansas Department of Education. If you test outside of Arkansas, select the Arkansas Department of Education (state code 7031) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

The Core Academic Skills for Educators is not required for an Arkansas Educator License; however, check with your educator preparation provider for program requirements. If you wish to take all three computer-delivered 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).

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying
Score
All Licensure Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 *

* Check with your educator preparation provider for the required Qualifying Score.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
B–K and P–4 Teacher Preparation Candidates Only Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
Age 3–4 Endorsement Education of Young Children 5024 160
Early Childhood P–4 Teacher Preparation Candidates Only; This area is not available by testing out. Early Childhood Education 5025 156
Early Childhood/
Special Education Integrated B-K
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 160
and
Education of Young Children 5024 160

Elementary Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Education (K–6) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)
5001 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155
* 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.
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
and
For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017 or for those adding to a license by testing out after September 1, 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Department of Education web page.

Middle School Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
First-Time Licensure (PLT Required)
Middle School English (4–8) Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
Middle School Mathematics (4–8) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
Middle School Science (4–8) Middle School Science 5440 150
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
Middle School Social Studies (4–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 149
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
Endorsements Added to a Current License (no PLT required)
Middle School English (4–8) Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
Middle School Mathematics (4–8) Endorsement Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Middle School Science (4–8) Endorsement Middle School Science 5440 150
Middle School Social Studies (4–8) Endorsement Middle School Social Studies 5089 149

Secondary Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Chemistry 7–12 Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 150
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Computer Science (4–12) Computer Science 5651 159
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Drama (7–12) Theatre 5641 154
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Driver Education (7–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Earth Science Endorsement (7–12) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 145
English (7–12) English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5161 160
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Science Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 142
or
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 150
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 135
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 153
Journalism Endorsement (7–12) (added to a current license) Journalism 5223 155
Life Science (7–12) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 142
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Mathematics (7–12) Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5161 160
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Mathematics/
Physics (7–12)
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
and
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 135
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Physical Science (7–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 150
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 135
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Physics (7–12) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 135
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Social Studies (7–12) Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 153
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Speech (7–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 141
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157

World Languages

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
American Sign Language (K–12) ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 3+ (170)
Chinese (Mandarin)(K–12) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841 158
English as a Second Language (K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 155
French (K–12) French: World Language 5174 162
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841 158
German (K–12) German: World Language 5183 163
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841 158
Japanese (K–12) ACTFL    
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841 158
Latin (K–12) Latin 5601 161
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841 158
Spanish (K–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 168
and
World Languages Pedagogy 5841 158

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Building Level Administrator School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 163
Curriculum/
Program
Administrator
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 163
District Level Administrator School Superintendent Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6021 160

Special Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
First-Time Licensure (PLT required)
Early Childhood/
Special Education Integrated (B–K)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 160
and
Education of Young Children 5024 160
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
Special Education (K–12) For candidates currently in a program prior to fall 2017. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Special Education (K–12)For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
and
Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5511 148
and
For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Department of Education web page.
Endorsement Added to a Current License (no PLT required)
Early Childhood/
Special Education
Integrated (B–K) Endorsement (added to a current license)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 160
and
Education of Young Children 5024 160
Gifted and Talented Endorsement (K–12) (added to a current license) Gifted Education 5358 155
Special Education (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
and
Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5511 148
and
For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Department of Education web page.
Special Education: Hearing Specialist Endorsement (added to a current license) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160
and
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
Special Education: Resource Endorsement (K–6, 7–12) (added to a current license) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
Special Education: Visual Specialist Endorsement (added to a current license) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 163

All Career & Technical Areas

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture Sciences and Technology (7–12) Agriculture 5701 147
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Business Technology (4–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Family Consumer Science (7–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Industrial Technology (7–12) Technology Education 5051 159
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Marketing Technology (7–12) Marketing Education 5561 156
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Adult Education (Post-Secondary) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Coaching Endorsement (added to a current license) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 169
Dyslexia (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Educational Examiner (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Guidance/Counseling (K–12) (Initial License) Professional School Counselor 5421 156
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Guidance/Counseling Endorsement (K–12) (added to a current license) Professional School Counselor 5421 156
Instructional Facilitator (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Instructional Paraprofessional ParaPro Assessment(Must use the ParaPro website to register.) 1755 457
Library/Media Specialist Endorsement (K–12) (added to a current license) Library Media Specialist 5311 148
Reading Specialist (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Reading Specialist 5301 164
School Psychology Specialist (K–12) School Psychologist 5402 147
Speech-Language Pathologist (K–12) Speech-Language Pathology 5331 162

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Information Bulletin and the ParaPro Assessment Information Bulletin.

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