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Nevada Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. Click the test title to access the Study Companion, which provides details on test duration, skills assessed and sample questions. 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 Nevada, your score report will be sent automatically to the Nevada Department of Education. If you test outside of Nevada, select the Nevada Department of Education (state code 8670) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Important Note: Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications (5019) is a computer-delivered test.

Those who took 0011/5011 and 0012 are required to meet the approved passing scores of 158 for 0011/5011 and 135 for 0012.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)

Candidates must pass all three Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exams. If you wish to take all three Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

Those who have taken the Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST®) — 0710/5710, 0720/5720, and 0730/5730 — are required to meet the passing scores of 174 for 0710/5710, 172 for 0720/5720 and 172 for 0730/5730. Please note: You cannot take a combination of Core and PPST exams. You must pass all three Core exams in order to meet the Core requirement or pass all three PPST exams in order to meet the PPST requirement.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 *

Principles of Learning and Teaching

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas requiring a Principles of Learning and Teaching test (select appropriate grade level) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Early Childhood

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Education: Birth–K Early Childhood Education 5025 *
and
Education of Young Children 5024 *
Early Childhood Education: Birth–Grade 2 Early Childhood Education 5025 *
and
Education of Young Children 5024 *

Elementary Education

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) is not an approved NV Elementary Test!

Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications (5019) is a computer-delivered test.

Those who took 0011/5011 and 0012 are required to meet the approved passing scores of 158 for 0011/5011 and 135 for 0012.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary (K–8) Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications 5019 *

Middle School Education

Those applying for single subject middle school license are required to take the content test and the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT 7–12).

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle School English/Language Arts Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Middle School Mathematics Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5169 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Middle School Science Middle School Science 5440 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Middle School Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

Secondary Education

Secondary teachers have the option of either taking the Pedagogy test for that content specific area or the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) 7–12. If a content specific area does not contain a pedagogy test, you are required to take the PLT 7–12.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Biological Science Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Dramatic or Theatrical Arts Theatre 5641 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
General Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Journalism The current Journalism test has been discontinued and options are being explored to replace it. Please contact your state for information.
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Physical Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Business/Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

Administrator

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Administrator Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 *

* Not required for licensure but may be required by your college or university. Check with your program for further information.

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *

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

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