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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.

Basic Skills Assessment (check with educator preparation program)

The Core Academic Skills for Educators is not required for an Arkansas Educator License; however, your educator preparation provider may require this assessment. 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).

Core Academic Skills for EducatorsTest CodeQualifying
Score
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 *
Age 3–4 Endorsement Education of Young Children 5024 *
Early Childhood P–4 Teacher Preparation Candidates Only; This area is not available by testing out. Early Childhood Education 5025 *
Early Childhood/
Special Education Integrated B-K
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
and
Education of Young Children 5024 *

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 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
* 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 *
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 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
Middle School Mathematics (4–8) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
Middle School Science (4–8) Middle School Science 5440 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
Middle School Social Studies (4–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
Endorsements Added to a Current License (no PLT required)
Middle School English (4–8) Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle School Mathematics (4–8) Endorsement Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle School Science (4–8) Endorsement Middle School Science 5440 *
Middle School Social Studies (4–8) Endorsement Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Chemistry (7–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Computer Science (4–12) Computer Science 5652 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Drama (7–12) Theatre 5641 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Driver Education (7–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Earth Science Endorsement (7–12) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
English (7–12) English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 *
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5161 *
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Science Biology: Content Knowledge 5235
or
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 *
Journalism Endorsement (7–12) (added to a current license) The current Journalism test has been discontinued and options are being explored to replace it. Please contact your state for information.
Life Science (7–12) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Mathematics (7–12) Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5161 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Mathematics/
Physics (7–12)
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
and
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Physical Science (7–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Physics (7–12) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Social Studies (7–12) Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Speech (7–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

World Languages

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

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 *
Curriculum/
Program
Administrator
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 *
District Level Administrator School Superintendent Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6021 *

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 *
and
Education of Young Children 5024 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
Special Education (K–12) For candidates currently in a program prior to fall 2017. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Special Education (K–12)For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5511 *
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)
Age 3–4 Special Education Endorsement (added to a current special education license) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
Early Childhood/
Special Education
Integrated (B–K) Endorsement (added to a current license)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
and
Education of Young Children 5024 *
Gifted and Talented (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Gifted Education 5358 *
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 *
and
Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5511 *
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 *
and
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education: Resource (K–6, 7–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education: Visual Specialist Endorsement (added to a current license) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *

All Career & Technical Areas

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

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Adult Education (Postsecondary)(Initial License) Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5511 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Adult Education (Postsecondary) (added to a current license) Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5511 *
Coaching Endorsement (added to a current license) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 *
Dyslexia (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Educational Examiner (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Guidance/Counseling (K–12) (Initial License) Professional School Counselor 5421 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Guidance/Counseling (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Professional School Counselor 5421 *
Instructional Facilitator (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Instructional Paraprofessional ParaPro Assessment(Must use the ParaPro website to register.) 1755 *
Library/Media Specialist (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Reading Specialist (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Reading Specialist 5301 *
School Psychology Specialist (K–12) School Psychologist 5402 *
Speech-Language Pathologist (K–12) Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *

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

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