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Montana Tests Required in Specific Endorsement Areas for Out-of-State Applicants

For more information about in-state and out-of-state educator licensing, visit the Montana Office of Public Instruction Educator Licensure webpage.

Out-of-State Teacher Education Program Completers

Find your endorsement area below to determine which test you need to take and to 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. We recommend that you utilize the free Praxis Study Companions to assist you in preparing for your test(s).

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).

If you test in Montana, your score report will be sent automatically to the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If you test outside of Montana, select the Montana Office of Public Instruction (state code 8653) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request. As an alternative, when you receive your official test score(s) from ETS, you may fax your results to the OPI Licensure Division at (406) 444-0743.

Elementary Education

To Be Eligible For Endorsement inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Education (Preschool–Grade 3) Early Childhood Education 5025 *
Elementary K–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 *

Secondary Education

praxis testing for Montana Secondary Education
To Be Eligible For Endorsement inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture Education Agriculture 5701 *
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
Political Science
Government/Political Science 5931 *
Industrial Education Technology Education 5051 *
Latin Latin 5601 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Physical Science Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *
Theatre Theatre 5641 *
World and U.S. History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *

All Grades

praxis testing for Montana All Grades
To Be Eligible For Endorsement inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Health and Physical Education K–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *
Library Media Specialists K–12 Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education K–12, K–8, and 5–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *
Reading Teaching Reading 5204 *
Special Education Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *

Professional School Counselor

praxis testing for Montana Elementary Education
To Be Highly Qualified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Professional School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *

World Languages

praxis testing for Montana World Languages
To Be Eligible For Endorsement inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *

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

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