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Delaware Test Requirements

Find your certification area below to determine which Praxis® 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.

The Delaware Professional Standards Board and State Board of Education have not approved qualifying test scores for all certificate areas; thus, the Praxis test is required if applicable and available.

For further information about Delaware educator certification and licensing, visit the Delaware Educator Data System (DEEDS) website.

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 Delaware, your score report will be sent automatically to the Delaware State Department of Education. If you test outside of Delaware, select the Delaware State Department of Education (state code 7065) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas* PPAT® Assessment (Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)   38
or
An alternative state-approved performance assessment. Please refer to the Professional Standards Board Approved Exams and Assessments for complete information.

* A performance assessment is not required for Elementary Counselor, Secondary Counselor, Drivers Education Teacher, School Reading Specialist, School Nurse, School Psychologist or School Social Worker.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood (Birth to Grade 2)

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Education of Young Children 5024 *

Elementary Education (Grades K–6)

Please note:

Delaware will continue to accept subtests from the discontinued Elementary 5031 test toward Elementary certification. For example, Delaware will accept passing scores on subtests 5034 and 5035 from the old Elementary 5031 test and passing scores on subtests 5002 and 5003 from the new Elementary 5001 test for a Standard Certificate. Delaware will continue to accept the old 5031 and its subtests if passed between January 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Mathematics Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
1 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 four-function calculator provided.) 7801 ²
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 7802 *
Mathematics Subtest(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 7803 *
Science Subtest 7804 *
Social Studies Subtest 7805 *
2 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 (7802, 7803, 7804, 7805) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7801) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Middle School Education (Grades 6–8)

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle Level – English Language Arts Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle Level – Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle Level – Science Middle School Science 5440 *
Middle Level – Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education (Grades 9–12; Valid in Grades 6–8 in a middle level school)

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Integrated Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Physical Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *

All Grades (Grades K–12)

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Exceptional Children Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Health & Physical Education Teacher (Dual Option) Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *
Health Education Health Education 5551 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Teacher of English Language Learners English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Teacher of Students who are Gifted or Talented* Gifted Education 5358 *
Theatre Theatre 5641 *

* Coursework is also required. View requirements at http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/index.shtml#TopOfPage

World Languages (Grades K–12)

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Chinese Mandarin Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Latin Latin 5601 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Career & Technical Education (Grades 6–12)

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriscience Agriculture 5701 *
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *

Instructional Support Personnel (Grades K–12)

praxis testing for Delaware
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
Secondary School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
Reading Specialist* Reading Specialist 5301 *

* Coursework and three years of successful teaching also required. View requirements at http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/index.shtml#TopOfPage

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Information Bulletin.

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