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Delaware

Delaware Test Requirements

The Delaware Professional Standards Board and State Board of Education have not approved qualifying test scores for all cert ificate 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.

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 Delaware at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Delaware, your score report will be sent automatically to the Delaware Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Delaware or your Praxis profile address is not in Delaware, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Delaware Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Delaware Department of Education, you must select the Delaware Department of Education (state code 7065) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Delaware Department of Education (state code 7065) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Adult Basic Education

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713 156
 

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

 and

5723 162
 

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733 150
  Candidates must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exams. 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).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education of Young Children 5024 160

Delaware accepts subtests from the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001), Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7801) and the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) test toward Elementary certification. For additional information please see Regulation 1521.
 

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

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001 1
 

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

5002 157
 

Mathematics Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003 157
 

Social Studies Subtest

5004 155
 

Science Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005 159
  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)

7811 2
 

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

7812 156
 

Mathematics Subtest

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

7813 143
 

Science Subtest

7814 144
 

Social Studies Subtest

7815 153
  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 (7812, 7813, 7814, 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) 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
Middle Level – English Language Arts Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
Middle Level – Mathematics

Accepted beginning July 11, 2022
Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164 155
Middle Level – Science Middle School Science 5442 152
Middle Level – Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 164

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 150
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 151
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 150
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
Integrated Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 151
Mathematics Mathematics 5165 152
Physical Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 151
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 140
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 157

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
Exceptional Children Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
Health & Physical Education Teacher (Dual Option) Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 160
Health Education Health Education 5551 162
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 155
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 152
Teacher of English Language Learners English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 149
Teacher of Students who are Gifted or Talented3 Gifted Education 5358 157
Theatre Theatre 5641 153


3 Coursework is also required. View requirements.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Chinese Mandarin Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
French French: World Language 5174 162
German German: World Language 5183 163
Latin Latin 5601 152
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 168

For the school leaders licensure and superintendent tests, the Delaware Department of Education will also accept scores taken on the previous versions of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (6011) and the School Superintendent Assessment (6021). Please request an additional score report to be sent to the Delaware Department of Education, state code 7065.

The Delaware Department of Education also requires 5 years of experience as an educator for any Administrator/School Leader certification.
 

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Certified Central Office Personnel or Special Education Director

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

or

5412 146
 

School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register)

or

6990 151
 

School Superintendent Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register)

6991 162
Principal or Assistant Principal

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register)

or

6990 151
 

School Superintendent Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register)

6991 162
Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent

School Superintendent Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register)

6991 162

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Agriscience Agriculture 5701 147
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)
5101 154
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 166
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 159

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 156
Reading Specialist

Required beginning October 11, 2022

Reading Specialist

5302 165
Secondary School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 156
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147


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


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