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Louisiana

Louisiana Test Requirements

Visit Louisiana's Teacher Certification Center to verify test requirements.

Score reporting

  • If you test in Louisiana at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Louisiana, your score report will be sent automatically to the Louisiana Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Louisiana or your Praxis profile address is not in Louisiana, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Louisiana Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Louisiana Department of Education, you must select the Louisiana Department of Education (state code 7330) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Louisiana Department of Education (state code 7330) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

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

Birth–Kindergarten

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

and

5621

157

 

Early Childhood Education

or

5025

156

 

Education of Young Children

or

5024

160

 

Pre-Kindergarten Education

5531

155

Early Childhood PK–3

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

and

5621

157

 

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.

To Be Certified in


Elementary Education 1–5

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

and

5622

160

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

2

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

2 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.

Middle School Education Grades 4–8 teacher candidates must pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 test (5623) and any one or combination of the Middle School subject-specific tests.
 

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

Middle School Grades 4–8: All Teaching Certificates

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

and any one or combination of the following:

Algebra I

Algebra I

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)
This is for add-on certification only—it is not an initial program or certification area.

5162

157

Geometry

Geometry 
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5163

148

Middle School English/Language Arts

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle School Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Middle School Science

Middle School Science

5442

152

Middle School Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies

5089

149

Secondary Education Grades 6–12 teacher candidates must pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 test (5624) and any one or combination of the Secondary Education subject-specific tests.
 

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

All 6–12 Teaching Certificates

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

and any one or combination of the following:

Algebra I

Algebra I

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)
This is for add-on certification only — it is not an initial program or certification area.

5162

157

Biology

Accepted through August 31, 2023
Biology: Content Knowledge

or

5235

150

 

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Biology

5236

154

Chemistry

Accepted through August 31, 2023
Chemistry: Content Knowledge

or

5245

151

 

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Chemistry

5246

146

English

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

168

General Science

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

156

Geometry

Geometry
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5163

148

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Physics

Accepted through August 31, 2023
Physics: Content Knowledge

or

5265

141

 

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Physics

5266

145

Social Studies

Social Studies: Content and Interpretation

5086

153

Speech

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

146

Teacher candidates for All K–12 Teaching Certificates must pass one Principles of Learning and Teaching test (5622 or 5623 or 5624) and any one or combination of the All Grades subject-specific tests.
 

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

All K–12 Teaching Certificates

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

and any one or combination of the following:

Art

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

159

Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5857

160

Music

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

151

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

All World Languages Teaching Certificates

World Languages Pedagogy

5841

158

and any one or combination of the following:

American Sign Language K–12 or 6–12

ASL Proficiency Interview

0634

3+ (170)

Chinese (Mandarin) K-12 or 6–12

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

French K–12 or 6–12

French: World Language

5174

157

German K–12 or 6–12

German: World Language

5183

157

Spanish K–12 or 6–12

Spanish: World Language

5195

157

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

Educational Leadership Level 1 (Principals, Supervisors)

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

151

Educational Leadership Level 3 (Superintendents)

School Superintendent Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register.)

6991

162

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

General Education Grades 1–5, 4–8 or 6–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

and

5543

153

  Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 (5622) or Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 (5623) or Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 (5624) specific to grade level applicant is pursuing
 

and

   
 

Core-subject-specific exam appropriate to content being taught (e.g., Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects [5001] or core-subject-specific exams for middle or secondary grades)

Special Education: Early Interventionist (Birth–5 years)

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

or

5691

159

 

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022

Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention

and ____________________

5692

159

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

and ____________________

5621

157

 

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

3

 

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

 

3 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.

Special Education: Hearing Impaired K–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

145

 

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

and

5272

160

 

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

4

 

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

 

4 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.

Special Education: Mild/Moderate Grades 1–5, 4–8 or 6–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

and

5543

153

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 (5622) or Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 (5623) or Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 (5624) specific to grade level applicant is pursuing

and

   

Core-subject-specific exam appropriate to content being taught (e.g., Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects [5001] or core-subject-specific exams for middle or secondary grades)

Special Education: Significant Disabilities 1–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

and

5545

153

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

5

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

5 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.

Special Education: Visual Impairments/
Blind K–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

145

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

and

5282

163

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

6

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

 

6 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.

Vocational Education teacher candidates must pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 test (5624) and any one or combination of the Vocational Education subject-specific tests.
 

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

All Vocational Education Teaching Certificates

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

and any one or combination of the following:

Agriculture

Agriculture

5701

147

Business Education

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

159

To Be Certified You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Ancillary School Librarian

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Library Media Specialist

or

5311

136

 

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
School Librarian

5312

154

Counselor K–12

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Professional School Counselor

or

5421

156

 

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022

School Counselor

5422

159

For further information about educator licensing in Louisiana, visit the Teach Louisiana website.

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


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