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The Praxis® Tests

Supporting aspiring teachers on their journey to the classroom

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South Carolina

South Carolina Test Requirements

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. 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 South Carolina at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in South Carolina, your score report will be sent automatically to the South Carolina Department of Education.
  • If you test outside South Carolina or your Praxis profile address is not in South Carolina, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the South Carolina Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the South Carolina Department of Education, you must select the South Carolina Department of Education (state code 8108) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the South Carolina Department of Education (state code 8108) 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


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

158

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

150

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators 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).

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

All Early Childhood Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

5621

157

All Elementary Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

160

All Middle Grades Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

All Secondary Grades Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

All K–12 Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: PreK–12

or

5625

157

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

or

5621

157

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

The PPAT® Assessment has been adopted as an option for South Carolina's preparation providers to use with teacher candidates completing an approved program. If the institution chooses to use the PPAT assessment, the state will then accept a successful score for certification purposes. Only teacher candidates completing a preparation program which requires the PPAT assessment should register for this assessment.
 

To Complete a Program in


All Areas

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

 

36

An alternative state-approved performance assessment.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Licensed in


Early Childhood Education

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Education of Young Children

or

5024

160

Early Childhood Education

5025

156

To Be Licensed in


Elementary Education

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

¹

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

5002

157

Mathematics Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003

157

Social Studies Subtest

5004

155

Science Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005

159

1 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

or

   

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

7811

²

Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest

7812

161

Mathematics CKT Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

7813

150

Science CKT Subtest

7814

154

Social Studies CKT Subtest

7815

162

2 To pass the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (7812, 7813, 7814, 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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

Middle Level Language Arts

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle Level Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Middle Level Science

Middle School Science

5442

152

Middle Level Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies

5089

155

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

Advanced Fine Arts–Music

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

Biology

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Biology: Content Knowledge

or

5235

148

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Biology

5236

154

Chemistry

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

or

5245

152

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Chemistry

5246

146

Computer Science

Computer Science

5652

149

Earth and Space Sciences

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

or

5571

150

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Earth and Space Sciences

5572

154

Economics

Economics

5911

144

English

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

or

5038

167

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

168

Geography

Geography

5921

149

Government

Government/Political Science

5931

149

Health

Health Education

5551

164

History

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

150

Mathematics

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Physics

Accepted through August 31, 2023
Physics: Content Knowledge

or

5265

130

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
Physics

5266

145

Psychology

Psychology

5391

154

Science

Accepted through August 31, 2023

General Science: Content Knowledge

or

5435

150

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
General Science

5436

141

Social Studies

Social Studies: Content and Interpretation

5086

153

Sociology

Sociology

5952

154

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

Advanced Fine Arts: Art

Art: Content and Analysis

5135

161

Art

Art: Content and Analysis

5135

161

Music

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

169

Theatre

Theatre

5641

157

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

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

English to Speakers of Other Languages

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

French

French: World Language

5174

162

German

German: World Language

5183

163

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

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

Elementary School Principal & Supervisor

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

or

5412

146

 

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6990

151

Secondary School Principal & Supervisor

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

or

5412

146

 

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6990

151

Superintendent

Accepted through August 31, 2023
Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

or

5412

146

 

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(must use SLS website to register)

6991

162

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

Agriculture

Agriculture

5701

147

Business and Marketing Technology

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Industrial Technology

Technology Education

5051

159

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

Literacy Coach

Teaching Reading: K–12

5206

156

Literacy Specialist

Reading Specialist

5302

165

Literacy Teacher

Teaching Reading: K–12

5206

156

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

Guidance

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Professional School Counselor

or

5421

156

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
School Counselor

5422

159

Media Specialist

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Library Media Specialist

or

5311

151

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
School Librarian

5312

154

School Psychologist I, II or III

Accepted through August 31, 2023

School Psychologist

or

5402

147

Accepted beginning September 1, 2022
School Psychologist

5403

155

Speech-Language Therapist

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162


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).


South Carolina Department of Education