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Mississippi

Mississippi 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).
 

Score reporting

  • If you test in Mississippi at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Mississippi, your score report will be sent automatically to the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Mississippi or your Praxis profile address is not in Mississippi, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Mississippi Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Mississippi Department of Education, you must select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for all licensure areas

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.

Teacher education program graduates are required to pass the Core tests specifically for admission into a teacher education program (unless they meet an institution's ACT® test score requirement).

Alternate route teacher candidates are required to pass the Core tests in order to obtain licensure.
 

To Be Certified in


All Areas

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

156

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

162

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

130

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).

Teacher education program graduates for all content areas must pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test that most closely matches the grade levels of the license sought. The PLT test is not required for alternate route candidates.
 

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

Child Development PreK–K

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

5621

157

All K–3, K–6 Areas

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

160

All 4–8 Areas

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

All 7–12 Areas

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

All K–12 Areas

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

Tests required for specific licensure areas

Both teacher education program graduates and alternate route candidates must pass a Praxis subject area test in one of the approved subject areas.
 

To Be Certified in


Child Development PreK–K

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Education of Young Children

5024

160

To Be Certified in


Elementary (K–3, K–6)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

5017

153

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

Middle Grade English 7–81

(Supplemental Endorsement)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle Grade Mathematics 7–81

(Supplemental Endorsement)

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

150

Middle Grade Science 7–81

(Supplemental Endorsement)

Middle School Science

5442

147

Middle Grade Social Studies 7–81

(Supplemental Endorsement)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

149

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

Algebra I 7–12

Algebra I
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5162

148

Biology 7–12¹

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Biology: Content Knowledge²

or

5235

150

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Biology

5236

148

Chemistry 7–12¹

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Chemistry: Content Knowledge²

or

5245

151

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Chemistry

5246

140

Computer Science 7–12

Computer Science

5652

149

Economics 7–12

Economics

5911

150

English 7–12¹

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Geometry 7–12

Geometry
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5163

139

Mathematics 7–12¹

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

152

Physics 7–12¹

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Physics: Content Knowledge²

or

5265

139

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Physics

5266

140

Social Studies7–12¹

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

150

Speech Communications7–12¹

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

143

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

Art K–12¹

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Gifted K–12

Gifted Education

5358

151

Health Education K–12

Health Education

5551

149

Music K–12¹

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

161

Physical Education K–12¹

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

145

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

Chinese (Mandarin) K–12

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

English as a Second Language K–121

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

149

French K–121

French: World Language

5174

153

German K–121

German: World Language

5183

154

Latin K–12

Latin

5601

152

Spanish K–121

Spanish: World Language

5195

160

To Be Certified in


Administrator K–12

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

151

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

Braille K–12

Braille Proficiency

0633

165

Emotional Disability K–12

Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbances

5372

154

Hearing Disability K–121

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

Mild/Moderate Disability K–121

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

152

Special Education K–12

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5511

142

Special Education Supplemental Endorsement

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

152

Visually Impaired K–121

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

and

5282

163

 

Braille Proficiency

0633

165

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

Business Education 7–121

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

153

Home Economics 7–121

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Marketing and Distributive Education 7–121

Marketing Education

5561

151

Technology Education 7–121

Technology Education

5051

159

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

Audiologist K–12

Audiology

5343

156

Guidance Counselor K–12

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Professional School Counselor²

or

5421

156

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

School Counselor

5422

153

Library/Media K–12¹

Accepted through August 31, 2022
Library Media Specialist²

or

5311

143

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

School Librarian

5312

149

School Psychologist K–12

Accepted through August 31, 2022
School Psychologist²

or

5402

147

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

School Psychologist

5403

148

Speech/Language Clinician K–12

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162


1 Supplemental endorsements can be added to a 3- or 5-year license with a Qualifying Score on this Praxis subject area test.
2 Passing scores earned on or before 8/31/2021 will be accepted through 8/31/2023.

Visit the Educator Licensure page of the Mississippi Department of Education for comprehensive licensure guidelines.

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


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