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The Praxis® Tests

Supporting aspiring teachers on their journey to the classroom

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Montana

Montana Test Requirements

For more information about educator licensing, visit the Montana Office of Public Instruction Educator Licensure webpage.

 

Teacher education program completers

Find your endorsement area below to determine which test(s) you need to take and to see the minimum qualifying score. 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 Montana at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Montana, your score report will be sent automatically to the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
  • If you test outside Montana or your Praxis profile address is not in Montana, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Montana Office of Public Instruction. To have your scores sent to the Montana Office of Public Instruction, you must select the Montana Office of Public Instruction (state code 8653) as a score recipient when you register. As an alternative, when you receive your official test score(s) from ETS, you may email your results to the OPI Licensure Division at cert@mt.gov.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Montana Office of Public Instruction (state code 8653) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Eligible For Endorsement in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education (Preschool–Grade 3) Early Childhood Education 5025 156
Elementary K–8

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5018 163

To Be Eligible For Endorsement in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Education Agriculture 5701 157
Biology

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235 151
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)
5101 154

Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 148

Computer Science

Computer Science 5652 149

Earth Science

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 151

Economics

Economics 5911

150

English

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038

167

Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences 5122

148

General Science

General Science: Content Knowledge 5435

152

Geography

Geography 5921

155

Government/
Political Science

Government/Political Science 5931

149

Industrial Education

Technology Education

5051

154

Latin

Latin

5601

152

Mathematics

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Physical Science

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

or

5245

148

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

135

Physics

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

135

Psychology

Psychology

5391

154

Social Studies

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

155

Sociology

Sociology

5952

154

Theatre

Theatre

5641

148

World and U.S. History

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

146

To Be Eligible For Endorsement in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Health and Physical Education K–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5857

155

Library Media Specialists K–12

Library Media Specialist

5311

150

Music

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

152

Physical Education K–12, K–8, and 5–12

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5857

155

Reading

Teaching Reading: K–12

5206

156

Special Education

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

159

To Be Highly Qualified in


Professional School Counselor

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

To Be Eligible For Endorsement in You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

French

French: World Language

5174

162

German

German: World Language

5183

163

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

168


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).


#Montana Office of of Public Instruction