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The Praxis® Tests

Supporting aspiring teachers on their journey to the classroom

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Maine

Maine 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).
 

Tests required for all licensure areas

Applicants for initial teacher certification must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.
 

To Be Certified in


All Areas K–12 (except Career and Technical Education)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

1561

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

1621

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

1501

1 Composite Score: 468

Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 468 on the three sections of the Core Academic Skills for Educators, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score.
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered 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).

Students completing a state-approved teacher preparation program will not need to take the Principles of Learning Teaching exams listed below.
 

To Be Certified in


All Areas (7–12) - For those not completing a state-approved teacher education program.

 

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in


Early Childhood (Ages 0–5)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Education of Young Children

5024

160

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Elementary (K–3)

Education of Young Children

and

5024

160

  Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

5621

157

General Elementary (K–8)

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.

and

   
  Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

160

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

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

150

Middle School Social Studies Middle School Social Studies

5089

153

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Secondary English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Secondary Life Science Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

150

Secondary Mathematics Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Secondary Physical Science

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

or

5245

151

 

General Science: Content Knowledge

or

5435 153
  Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

141

Secondary Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

157

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art (K–12) Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Business Education (K–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

ESL English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

Family and Consumer Sciences (K–12) Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Gifted-Talented

Gifted Education

5358

157

Health (K–12) Health Education

5551

156

Industrial Arts (K–12) Technology Education

5051

159

Music (K–12) Music: Content Knowledge

5113

151

Physical Education (K–12)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

149

Theatre (K–12) Theatre

5641

146

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

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Blind/Visually Impaired (K–12) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

163

Deaf/Hearing Impaired (K–12) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

Speech and Hearing Clinician (K–12) Special Education: Teaching Speech to Students with Language Impairments

5881

152

Students with Severe Disabilities (K–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

5545

158

Teacher — Disabled Students (0–5)

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

5691

159

Teacher — Disabled Students (K–8 or 7–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Administrator of Special Education

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6990

151

Adult and Community Education Director

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6990

151

Assistant Administrator of Special Education

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6990

151

Assistant Building Administrator

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6990

151

Assistant Superintendent School Superintendent Assessment
(must use SLS website to register)

6991

162

Building Administrator

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6990

151

Curriculum Coordinator

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6990

151

Superintendent School Superintendent Assessment
(must use SLS website to register)

6991

162

Applicants for initial career and technical teacher certification must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.
 

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Career and Technical Education

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5511

150

Initial Career and Technical Education Teacher Certification

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

1533

 

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

1563

  Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

1473

 

3 Composite Score: 456

Applicants for initial career and technical education teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 456 on the three sections of the Core Academic Skills for Educators, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score.

  If you wish to take all three computer-delivered 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
Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist

5311

143

Literacy Specialist Reading Specialist

5302

164

School Counselor Professional School Counselor

5421

156


For further information about education and initial certification visit the Maine Certification Office.

TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the score is required.

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


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