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Indiana 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 Indiana Department of Education has not approved qualifying test scores for all certificate areas; thus, the Praxis test is required if applicable and available.

For further information about Indiana educator certification and licensing, visit the Indiana Department of Education 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).

Content Areas

Many, but not all, content areas can be added to a valid existing license by testing alone. Additions do not require passage of a second pedagogy test. The addition of CTE areas also requires documented non-teaching occupational work experience.

The following content areas may not be added to a valid existing license by testing alone (requires completion of both an approved program of coursework and testing):

  • Early Childhood Generalist
  • Elementary Generalist
  • Special Education (mild intervention, intense intervention, blind and low vision, and deaf and hard of hearing)
  • Communication Disorders (requires MS in Speech Language Pathology (SLP) and SLP licensure from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency)
  • Teachers of English Learners
  • High Ability
  • Fine Arts (instrumental and general music, vocal and general music, theater arts, and visual arts)
  • Building and District-level Superintendent Administrative stand-alone license areas.
  • School Services stand-alone license areas (School Counselor, School Nurse, School Social Worker, Communication Disorders).

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Pedagogy Assessment

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
Elementary School Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
Preschool through Grade 12 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades PreK–12 5625 *
Secondary School Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

All early childhood education licenses require the successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood test in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Generalist (PreK–3) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
and
Early Childhood Assessment 5026 1
Early Childhood Assessment: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies subtest (Humanities) 5027 *
Early Childhood Assessment: Mathematics and Science subtest (STEM) 5028 *
1 To pass the Early Childhood Assessment you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take both subtests (5027, 5028) at the same time, select Early Childhood Assessment (5026) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Elementary Education

All elementary education licenses require the successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Generalist
(K–6)
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
and
Elementary Education Assessment(On-screen calculator provided.) 5006 2
Elementary Education: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies subtest (Humanities) 5007 *
Elementary Education: Mathematics and Science subtest (STEM)(On-screen calculator provided.) 5008 *
2 To pass the Elementary Education Assessment you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take both subtests (5007, 5008) at the same time, select Elementary Education Assessment (5006) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Middle School Education

All middle school licenses require the successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Middle School Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Middle School English Language Arts (Grades 5–9) Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle School Mathematics (Grades 5–9) Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided) 5164 *
Middle School Science (Grades 5–9) Middle School Science 5442 *
Middle School Social Studies (Grades 5–9) Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

All secondary education licenses require the successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Secondary Education Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Business Education Business Education(Calculator allowed) 5101 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Earth/Space Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
Geographical Perspectives Geography 5921 *
Government and Citizenship Government/Political Science 5931 *
Health Health Education 5551 *
Historical Perspectives World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *
Journalism Journalism 5224 *
Language Arts English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Life Science Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Mathematics Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided) 5165 *
Physical Science Physical Science 5485 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *

All Grades

All grades licenses require the successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Grades Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 5625 *
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
English as a New Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Computer Science Computer Science 5652 *
Librarian/Media Specialist Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Music: Instrumental Music: Instrumental and General Knowledge 5115 *
Music: Vocal Music: Vocal and General Knowledge 5116 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Reading Teaching Reading: K–12 5206 *
Theater Arts Theatre 5641 *

World Languages

Candidates should take the appropriate pedagogy tests (PLT) based on grade level of their approved program.

 
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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All World Languages Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 5625 *
American Sign Language American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) 0634 *
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Japanese Japanese: World Language 5661 *
Latin Latin 5601 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Administration and Supervision

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Building Level Administrator PreK–12 Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5412 *
Superintendent PreK–12 School Superintendent Assessment (must use SLS website to register) 6991 *

Exceptional Needs

All Exceptional Needs licenses require the successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Exceptional Needs Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12 5625 *
Blind and Low Vision Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
High Ability Gifted Education 5358 *
Intense Intervention Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 *
Mild Intervention Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *

Career and Technical Education

All Career and Technical Education licenses require the successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Career and Technical Education Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Agriculture Agriculture 5701 *
Business Education Business Education (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Marketing Marketing Education 5561 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *

School Service Professionals

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *

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.