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North Dakota Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and 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.

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 North Dakota at a testing center or using the Praxis at home solution, and your Praxis profile address is in North Dakota, your score report will be sent automatically to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board.
  • If you test outside North Dakota or your Praxis profile address is not in North Dakota, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board. To have your scores sent to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board, you must select the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (state code 7848) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (state code 7848) 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.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided)
5733 *
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).
‡Composite Score: 466
Note: North Dakota has instituted a composite score of 466. Beginning September 1, 2018, test takers must meet the composite score of 466 and meet a minimum score on each assessment.
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading — minimum score 149
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing — minimum score 153
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics — minimum score 143.

All test takers who have passed the Praxis Core prior to September 1, 2018, will be considered "passed" and do not need to retake the test.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Early Childhood Education 5025 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood
5621 *

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. 5017 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades K–6
5622 *

Middle School Education

All middle school licenses require successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching 5–9 test in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Middle School Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 5–9
5623 *
Middle School English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle School Mathematics Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided) 5164 *
Middle School Science Middle School Science 5442 *
Middle School Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

All secondary licenses require successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching 7–12 test in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Secondary 7–12 Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12
5624 *
Agriculture Agriculture 5701 *
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Biology Accepted through August 31, 2022
Biology: Content Knowledge
5235 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022Biology 5236 *
or
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022General Science 5436 *
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Chemistry Accepted through August 31, 2022Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022Chemistry 5246 *
or
Accepted through August 31, 2022General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022General Science 5436 *
Composite Science Accepted through August 31, 2022General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022General Science 5436 *
Computer Science Computer Science 5652 *
Drama Theatre 5641 *
Earth Science Accepted through August 31, 2022Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022Earth and Space Sciences 5572 *
or
Accepted through August 31, 2022General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022General Science 5436 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Government/ Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 *
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Health Education Health Education 5551 *
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *
or
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 *
Mathematics Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided) 5165 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Physics Accepted through August 31, 2022Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022Physics 5266 *
or
Accepted through August 31, 2022General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022General Science 5436 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *
Speech Communication Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *

All Grades (K–12)

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
English to Speakers of Other Languages English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Library Media Specialist Accepted through August 31, 2022Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022School Librarian 5312 *
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5302 *

World Languages

All world language licenses require successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching 7–12 test in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All World Language Licenses Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12
5624 *
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Latin Latin 5601 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Core Knowledge and Applications Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Early Childhood Special Education Accepted through August 31, 2022Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention 5692 *
Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
Emotional Disturbances Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/Emotional Disturbances 5372 *
Gifted and Talented Education Gifted Education 5358 *
Intellectual Disabilities/
Developmental Disabilities
Special Education: Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities 5322

*

Learning Disabilities Special Education: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 5383 *
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *

Special Service Personnel

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Audiology Audiology 5343 *
School Counseling Accepted through August 31, 2022Professional School Counselor 5421 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022School Counselor 5422 *
School Psychologist Accepted through August 31, 2022School Psychologist 5402 *
Required beginning September 1, 2022School Psychologist 5403 *
Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *

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.