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Supporting aspiring teachers on their journey to the classroom

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Colorado

Colorado Test Requirements

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 Colorado at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Colorado, your score report will be sent automatically to the Colorado State Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Colorado or your Praxis profile address is not in Colorado, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Colorado State Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Colorado State Department of Education, you must select the Colorado State Department of Education (state code 7040) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Colorado State Department of Education (state code 7040) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education (Birth-8)

Education of Young Children

and

5024

160

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

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

Teaching Reading: Elementary

and

5205

159

 

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics, Social Studies & Science

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5901

¹

 

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5903

157

 

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Science

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5905

159

 

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Social Studies

5904

155

 

1 To pass the Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics, Social Studies & Science test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all three subtests (5903, 5904, 5905) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics, Social Studies & Science (5901) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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

Agricultural and Renewable Natural Resources (7–12)

Agriculture

5701

147

Business (7–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Business/Marketing (7–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

English Language Arts (7–12)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Family and Consumer Sciences (7–12)

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Marketing (7–12)

Marketing Education

5561

157

Mathematics (7–12)

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Middle School Mathematics (6–8)

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Science (7–12)

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

152

Social Studies (7–12)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

150

Speech (7–12)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

146

Technology Education (Industrial Arts) (7–12)

Technology Education

5051

159

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

Art (K–12)

Art: Content and Analysis

5135

158

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (K–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Bilingual (K–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

Drama (K–12)

Theatre

5641

153

Gifted Education Core (PreK–12)

Gifted Education

5358

157

Gifted Education Specialist (PreK–12)

Gifted Education

5358

157

Health (K–12)

Health Education

5551

155

Instructional Technology Specialist (K–12)

Computer Science

5652

149

Instructional Technology Teacher (K–12)

Computer Science

5652

149

Music (K–12)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

161

Physical Education (K–12)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

148

Teacher (School) Librarian (K–12)

Library Media Specialist

5311

148

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

French (K–12)

French: World Language

5174

162

German (K–12)

German: World Language

5183

163

Japanese (K–12)

Japanese: World Language

5661

156

Latin (K–12)

Latin

5601

152

Mandarin Chinese (K–12)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

Spanish (K–12)

Spanish: World Language

5195

163

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

Early Childhood Special Education (Birth–8)

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

5691

159

Special Education Generalist (Ages 5–21)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

and

5205

159

 

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics, Social Studies & Science

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5901

¹

 

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5903

157

 

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Science

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5905

159

 

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Social Studies

5904

155

 

1 To pass the Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics, Social Studies & Science test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all three subtests (5903, 5904, 5905) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics, Social Studies & Science (5901) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Special Education Specialist (Ages 5–21)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Ages 5–21)

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired (Ages 5–21)

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

163

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

Administrator (K–12)

School Superintendent Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register.)

6991

162

Director of Gifted Education (Administrator) (K–12)

School Superintendent Assessment 
(Must use SLS website to register.)

6991

162

Director of Special Education (Administrator) (K–12)

School Superintendent Assessment 
(Must use SLS website to register.)

and

6991

162

 

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Principal (K–12)

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

5412

146

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

Audiology

Audiology

5343

162

School Counselor (SSP Only; Birth–21)

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

School Psychologist

School Psychologist

5402

147

Speech Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162

This test will be used as an option to satisfy the requirements pursuant to the Colorado READ Act for current Kindergarten through third-grade teachers in Colorado. 

Teachers choosing this testing option must select the Colorado READ Act: In-Service (code 7041) as your attending institution and as a score recipient when you register or request an additional score report request.
 

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score
Reading (K-6)

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159


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

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


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