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Nebraska

Nebraska Test Requirements

Admission to teacher preparation program

Basic Skills test

Those interested in becoming teachers in Nebraska must first be admitted to a Nebraska approved educator preparation program. The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests are the approved Basic Skills test for program admission. Passing scores must be achieved in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. (Passing Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST®) scores received prior to September 1, 2014, may also be accepted by institutions for program admission.)

See Basic Skills Competency (PDF) for more information.
 

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

150

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis 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).

Certification in Nebraska

Content Testing

Candidates applying for any initial endorsement(s) to be placed on a Nebraska certificate must provide evidence they have passed the required Praxis Subject Assessments for the endorsement(s) as listed below.
 

Nebraska will continue to accept a passing score on the School Superintendent Assessment (6021) if the score was achieved on or before August 31, 2021. The School Superintendent Assessment (6021) test was discontinued on August 31, 2021.
 

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

Principal

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

5412

146

Special Education Supervisor

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

5412

146

Superintendent

School Superintendent Assessment

(Must use SLS Website to register.)

6991

162

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

Agricultural Education

Agriculture

5701

147

Art

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Basic Business

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Biology

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

148

Business, Marketing, Information Technology (BMIT)

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

140

Early Childhood Inclusive (formerly ECEU)

Education of Young Children¹

5024

160

Earth and Space Science

Earth and Space Science: Content Knowledge

5571

147

Economics

Economics

5911

150

Elementary Education

Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction Assessment²

5017

153

English Language Arts

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

168

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

General Art (K–6)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Geography

Geography

5921

157

Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge3

5857

160

Health Education

Health Education4

5551

155

History

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

147

Industrial Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

5

Instrumental Music

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

152

Mathematics

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Middle Grades English Language Arts (Grades 5–9)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle Grades Mathematics (Grades 5–9) Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Middle Grades Science (Grades 5–9)

Middle School Science

5442

152

Middle Grades Social Science (Grades 5–9)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

155

Music

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

152

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

146

Physics

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

131

Political Science

Government/Political Science

5931

149

Psychology

Psychology

5391

154

Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist

5302

165

School Counselor

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

School Librarian

Library Media Specialist

5311

151

School Psychologist

School Psychologist

5402

147

Science (formerly Natural Science)

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

148

Secondary English

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

168

Social Science

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

154

Sociology

Sociology

5952

154

Special Education 
(formerly Special Education: Mild/Moderate)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Special Education: Deaf or Hard of Hearing/Subject

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

5023

166

Special Education: Visual Impairment

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

163

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162

Vocal Music

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

152

World Language

French: World Language

5174

162

German: World Language

5183

163

Latin

5601

155

Spanish: World Language

5195

156


1 The previously offered Education of Young Children (0021/5021) test will also be accepted.

2 The previously offered Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (0011/5011) test will also be accepted.

3 The previously offered Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (0856/5856) test will also be accepted.

4 The previously offered Health Education (0550/5550) test will also be accepted.

5 Not required for licensure but may be required by your college or university for program completion. Check with your program for more information.


See additional information about Nebraska content testing requirements. (Test takers are advised to check Test Dates to be sure the required test is offered during the testing window when they wish to take the test.)

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).


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