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Indiana

Indiana 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).
 

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.

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 nonteaching 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

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

Early Childhood

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

5621

157

Elementary School

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

160

Preschool through Grade 12

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades PreK–12

5625

157

Secondary School

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Tests required for specific licensure areas

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.
 

To Be Certified in


Early Childhood Generalist (PreK–3)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

and

5621

157

Early Childhood Assessment

5026

1

Early Childhood Assessment: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies subtest (Humanities)

5027

161

Early Childhood Assessment: Mathematics and Science subtest (STEM)

5028

160

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.

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.
 

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

and

5622

160

 

Elementary Education Assessment

(On-screen calculator provided)

5006

2

 

Elementary Education: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies subtest (Humanities)

5007

160

 

Elementary Education: Mathematics and Science subtest (STEM)

(On-screen calculator provided)

5008

158

  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.

Elementary Education Math Specialist

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022

Elementary Education: Math Specialist

5037

153

  Candidates seeking to add Elementary Education: Math Specialist to an existing license by testing must first meet the statutory prerequisites of three years of full-time teaching experience that includes the teaching of math under one of these valid licenses: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Generalist, Middle School Mathematics, or Secondary Mathematics.

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.
 

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

157

Middle School English Language Arts (Grades 5–9)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

161

Middle School Mathematics (Grades 5–9)

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Middle School Science (Grades 5–9)

Middle School Science

5442

152

Middle School Social Studies (Grades 5–9)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

146

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.
 

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

157

Business Education

Business Education

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

155

Earth/Space Science

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

152

Economics

Economics

5911

144

Geographical Perspectives

Geography

5921

156

Government and Citizenship

Government/Political Science

5931

149

Health

Health Education

5551

155

Historical Perspectives

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

148

Journalism

Journalism

5224

153

Language Arts

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Life Science

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

150

Mathematics

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Physical Science

Physical Science

5485

157

Physics

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

140

Psychology

Psychology

5391

154

Sociology

Sociology

5952

154

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

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

All Grades Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12

5625

157

Art

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

English as a New Language

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

Computer Science

Computer Science

5652

149

Librarian/Media Specialist

Library Media Specialist

5311

153

Music: Instrumental

Music: Instrumental and General Knowledge

5115

150

Music: Vocal

Music: Vocal and General Knowledge

5116

153

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

145

Reading

Teaching Reading: K–12

5206

156

Theater Arts

Theatre

5641

154

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

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

All World Languages Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12

5625

157

American Sign Language

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

0634

3+ (170)

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

161

French

French: World Language

5174

159

German

German: World Language

5183

163

Japanese

Japanese: World Language

5661

156

Latin

Latin

5601

152

Russian

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Russian: World Language

5671

130

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

166

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

Building Level Administrator PreK–12

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

5412

150

Superintendent PreK–12

School Superintendent Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6991

162

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.
 

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

All Exceptional Needs Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12

5625

157

Blind and Low Vision

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

163

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

High Ability

Gifted Education

5358

157

Intense Intervention

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

5545

158

Mild Intervention

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

155

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.
 

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

157

Agriculture

Agriculture

5701

147

Business Education

Business Education

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Health Occupations

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Health Occupations

5052

152

Marketing

Marketing Education

5561

157

Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

159

To Be Certified in


School Counselor

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Professional School Counselor

5421

156


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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