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The Praxis® Tests

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Iowa

Iowa Test Requirements

The requirements listed here are determined by the Iowa Department of Education. For requirements specific to your college or university, contact your school's program advisor. For out of state applicants, these are a component of Iowa's licensure requirements. Contact the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners office for specific license requirements.

The Iowa Department of Education requires that you take one or more Praxis Subject Assessments listed below for educator certification. Iowa requires a test in pedagogy and a test in content.
 

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).
 

Pedagogy tests required for all licensure areas

For each certification area, choose one of the required test options based on your program advisor's recommendation.
 

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

Pre-K or Pre-K–3 Only (with no other grade level endorsement)

PPAT® Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

 

32

 

Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood

5621

157

K–12 General Education
Note: If you are seeking a stand-alone special education license, you must take a different pedagogy test.

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

 

32

 

Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

 

Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades 7–12

5624

157

K–6 or K–8 General Education

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

 

32

 

Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades K–6

5622

160

5–12 General Education

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

 

32

 

Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades 7–12

5624

157

9–12 General Education

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

 

32

 

Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Content tests required for specific licensure areas

Candidates must also pass the appropriate pedagogy test.
 

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

Early Childhood Teacher – Pre-K–K (Endorsement 103)

Early Childhood Education

5025

152

  Note: If candidates are adding this endorsement area (103) to Elementary Classroom Teacher K–6 (Endorsement 102), they do not need to take this exam. Test 5025 is required only for candidates who will only be certified in grades PK–K and/or PK–3.

PreK to Grade 3 Teacher – Pre-K–3 (Endorsement 106)

Early Childhood Education

5025

152

  Note: If candidates are adding this endorsement area (106) to Elementary Classroom Teacher K–6 (Endorsement 102), they do not need to take this exam. Test 5025 is required only for candidates who will only be certified in grades PK–K and/or PK–3.

PreK to Grade 3, Including Special Education (Endorsement 100)

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

5023

172

  Note: If candidates are adding this endorsement area (100) to Elementary Classroom Teacher K–6 (Endorsement 102), they do not need to take this exam. Test 5023 is required only for candidates who will only be certified in grades PK–K and/or PK–3.

Candidates must also pass the appropriate pedagogy test.
 

To Be Certified in


Elementary Classroom Teacher K–6 (Endorsement 102)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5018

151

Candidates must also pass the appropriate pedagogy test.
 

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

Art K–8 (Endorsement 113)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

151

English/ Language Arts K–8 (Endorsement 119)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

152

Health K–8 (Endorsement 137)

Health Education

5551

145

History K–8 (Endorsement 162)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

145

Mathematics K–8 (Endorsement 142)

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Music K–8 (Endorsement 144)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

154

Physical Education K–8 (Endorsement 146)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

140

Reading K–8 (Endorsement 148)

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Science – Basic K–8 (Endorsement 150)

Middle School Science

5442

139

Social Studies K–8 (Endorsement 164)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

145

Speech Comm/Theatre K–8 (Endorsement 167)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

or

5221

149

 

Theatre

5641

159

Teacher Librarian K–8 (Endorsement 108)

Library Media Specialist

5311

151

Candidates must also pass the appropriate pedagogy test.
 

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

American Government 5–12 (Endorsement 157)

Government/Political Science

5931

149

American History 5–12 (Endorsement 158)

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

145

Art 5–12 (Endorsement 114)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

151

Basic Science 5–12 (Endorsement 1541)

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

143

Biology 5–12 (Endorsement 151)

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

147

Chemistry 5–12 (Endorsement 152)

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

135

Earth Science 5–12 (Endorsement 153)

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

147

Economics 5–12 (Endorsement 160)

Economics

5911

137

English/ Language Arts 5–12 (Endorsement 120)

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

164

Geography 5–12 (Endorsement 161)

Geography

5921

138

Health 5–12 (Endorsement 138)

Health Education

5551

145

Journalism 5–12 (Endorsement 141)

Journalism

5224

153

Language Arts (All) 5–12 (Endorsement 1201)

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

164

Mathematics 5–12 (Endorsement 143)

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Music 5–12 (Endorsement 145)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

154

Physical Education 5–12 (Endorsement 147)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

140

Physics 5–12 (Endorsement 156)

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

130

Psychology 5–12 (Endorsement 163)

Psychology

5391

154

Reading 5–12 (Endorsement 149)

Teaching Reading: K–12

5206

156

Science (All) 9–12 (Endorsement 185)

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

143

Social Studies (All) 5–12 (Endorsement 186)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

150

Sociology 5–12 (Endorsement 165)

Sociology

5952

154

Speech Comm/Theatre 5–12 (Endorsement 168)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

or

5221

149

 

Theatre

5641

159

Teacher Librarian 5–12 (Endorsement 109)

Library Media Specialist

5311

151

World History 5–12 (Endorsement 166)

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

145

Candidates must also pass the appropriate pedagogy test.
 

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

American Sign Language K–12 (Endorsement 181)

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview

0634

3 (160)

Computer Science Specialist K–12 (Endorsement 2781)

Computer Science

5652

142

ESL Teacher K–12 (Endorsement 104)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

149

Reading Specialist K–12 (Endorsement 176)

Reading Specialist

5302

164

Talented and Gifted K–12 (Endorsement 107)

Gifted Education

5358

151

Teacher Librarian K–12 (Endorsement 174)

Library Media Specialist

5311

151

The tests listed below are only for those candidates that have a stand-alone Special Education Endorsement and are not certified in any other area. Candidates choosing tests in this section are required to take two tests for a specific licensure area. The second test listed fulfills the pedagogy requirement. Candidates choosing tests in this section are not required to take a Principles of Learning and Teaching test.
 

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

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Birth–21 (Endorsement 266)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

and

5511

150

 

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

159

Early Childhood Education (Endorsement 262)

Early Childhood Education

and

5025

152

 

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

5691

159

Instructional Strategist II: BD/LD K–12 (Endorsement 263)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

and ____________________

5511

150

 

Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbances

or

5372

154

 

Special Education: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

5383

151

Instructional Strategist II: ID K–12 (Endorsement 264)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

and

5511

150

 

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

5545

158

Instructional Strategist II: Physically Handicapped K–12 (Endorsement 265)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

and

5511

150

 

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Visually Impaired Birth–21 (Endorsement 267)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

and

5511

150

 

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

157

Candidates must also pass the appropriate pedagogy test.
 

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

Agriculture 5–12 (Endorsement 112)

Agriculture

5701

147

Business (All) 5–12 (Endorsement 1171)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

157

Family and Consumer Science – General 5–12 (Endorsement 139)

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

152

Industrial Technology 5–12 (Endorsement 140)

Technology Education

5051

159

Marketing/Distributive Education 5–12 (Endorsement 301)

Marketing Education

5561

159

Office Education 5–12 (Endorsement 302)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific Calculator allowed)

5101

157

Candidates must also pass the appropriate pedagogy test.
 

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

Chinese K–8 (Endorsement 121)
or
Chinese 5–12 (Endorsement 122)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

French K–8 (Endorsement 123)
or
French 5–12 (Endorsement 124)

French: World Language

5174

152

German K–8 (Endorsement 125)
or
German 5–12 (Endorsement 126)

German: World Language

5183

151

Japanese K–8 (Endorsement 127)
or
Japanese 5–12 (Endorsement 128)

Japanese: World Language

5661

156

Latin K–8 (Endorsement 129)
or
Latin 5–12 (Endorsement 130)

Latin

5601

158

Spanish K–8 (Endorsement 133)
or
Spanish 5–12 (Endorsement 134)

Spanish: World Language

5195

151


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


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