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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test(s) you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out 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).

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Basic Skills

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will continue to accept passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, Reading (5712), Writing (5722) and Mathematics (5732) through August 31, 2020.

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Content Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5733 *
If you wish to take all three Core exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

Principles of Learning and Teaching

Beginning teachers in all areas must pass one Principles of Learning and Teaching test and the appropriate content test.

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Content Areas 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 *

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education 5025 *
or
Education of Young Children 5024 *
or
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
or
Pre-Kindergarten Education 5531 *

Elementary

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Education(Grades K–8) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 5017 *
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Reading and Language Arts 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.
Elementary Education – Teaching Reading Teaching Reading: Elementary 5205 *

Middle School/Junior High School

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle School – English Language Arts (Grades 6–8) Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle School – General Content (Grades 6–8) Middle School: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5146 *
Middle School – Mathematics (Grades 6–8) Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle School – Science (Grades 6–8) Middle School Science 5440 *
Middle School – Social Studies (Grades 6–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary/High School

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Career and Technical Education – Agriculture Agriculture 5701 *
Career and Technical Education – Business Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Career and Technical Education – Citizenship Citizenship Education: Content Knowledge 5087 *
Career and Technical Education – Economics Economics 5911 *
Career and Technical Education – Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Career and Technical Education – Information Technology Technology Education 5051 *
Career and Technical Education – Marketing Marketing Education 5561 *
Career and Technical Education – Performing Arts Theatre 5641 *
Secondary Education – Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Secondary Education – Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Secondary Education – Earth and Space Sciences Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Secondary Education – English Language Arts English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 *
or
English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Secondary Education – General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Secondary Education – Journalism The current Journalism test has been discontinued and options are being explored to replace it. Please contact the Certification & Licensure Office for information.
Secondary Education – Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Secondary Education – Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Secondary Education – Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 *
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Secondary Education – Sociology Sociology 5952 *
Secondary Education – Speech Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
Secondary Education – World and U.S. History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *

All Grades

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art (Grades K–12) Art: Content and Analysis 5135 *
or
Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Fundamental Subjects Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5511 *
Health and Physical Education (Grades K–12) Option 1:
Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 *
or
Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
and
Health Education 5551 *
Option 2:
Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *
Music (Grades K–12) Music: Content and Instruction 5114 *
or
Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Reading Specialist Teaching Reading: K–12 5206 *
Teaching English as a Second Language (Grades K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
World Language – General (Grades K–12) World Languages Pedagogy 5841 *
World Language – Spanish (Grades K–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Special Education

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 *
Special Education (Grades K–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Behavioral Disorders/ Emotional Disturbances Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbances 5372 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Intellectual Disabilities Special Education: Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities 5322 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Language Impairment Special Education: Teaching Speech to Students with Language Impairments 5881 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Learning Disabilities Special Education: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 5383 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Mild to Moderate Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Severe to Profound Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *
Special Education (Grades K–12): Visual Impairments Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *

Administration

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
School Administration Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5412 *

All Others

Praxis testing for Northern Mariana Islands
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Audiology Audiology 5342 *
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 *
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
or
Psychology 5391 *
or
School Psychologist 5402 *
School Librarian Library Media Specialist 5311 *

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