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Tennessee

Tennessee Assessment 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 Tennessee at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Tennessee, your score report will be sent automatically to the Tennessee Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Tennessee or your Praxis profile address is not in Tennessee, your scores are not automatically sent to the Tennessee Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Tennessee Department of Education, you must select the Tennessee Department of Education (state code 8190) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Tennessee Department of Education (state code 8190) with each additional score report request.

Principles of Learning and Teaching

A pedagogical knowledge assessment may be required for individuals applying through an out-of-state pathway on the basis of completion of an approved out-of-state educator preparation program, as well as for occupational licensure applicants. Please review the Tennessee State Board of Education Policy 5.105: Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators to determine the assessment requirements for the licensure and endorsement area sought.
 

To Be Certified in


All teaching licenses (select one)

 

Content Knowledge Assessments for Specific Endorsement Areas

To Be Certified in


Early Childhood Education PreK–3

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Education of Young Children

and

5024

160

Early Childhood Education

and

5025

156

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

To Be Certified in


Early Development and Learning PreK–K (Dual Discipline Endorsement)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Education of Young Children

and

5024

160

Early Childhood Education

and

5025

156

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

5691

159

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

Integrated Early Childhood Birth–K

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

5023

166

Integrated Early Childhood PreK–3

Early Childhood Education

and

5025

156

 

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

and

5691

159

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

To Be Certified in


Elementary Education K–5

 

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.

and

   

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

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

Middle Grades English/
Language Arts 6–8

Middle School English Language Arts

and

5047

164

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Middle Grades Mathematics 6–8

Required beginning September 1, 2022
Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

and

5164

157

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Middle Grades Science 6–8

Middle School Science

and

5442

152

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Middle Grades Social Studies 6–8

Middle School Social Studies

and

5089

146

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

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

American Sign Language 6–12

ASL Proficiency Interview

0634

3+ (170)

All qualifying assessments for this endorsement are outlined in Policy 5.105: Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators.

Biology 6–12

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

148

Chemistry 6–12

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

152

Chinese 6–12

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

Earth Science 6–12

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

150

Economics 6–12

Economics

5911

150

English 6–12

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

French 6–12

French: World Language

5174

160

Geography 6–12

Geography

5921

149

German 6–12

German: World Language

5183

163

Government 6–12

Government/Political Science

5931

149

History 6–12

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

157

Latin 6–12

Latin

5601

148

Mathematics 6–12

Required beginning September 1, 2022
Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Physics 6–12

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

144

Psychology 9–12

Psychology

5391

154

Sociology 9–12

Sociology

5952

154

Spanish 6–12

Spanish: World Language

5195

163

Speech Communication 6–12

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

144

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

American Sign Language PreK–12

ASL Proficiency Interview

0634

3+ (170)

All qualifying assessments for this endorsement are outlined in Policy 5.105: Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators.

Art K–12 (Visual Arts)

Art: Content and Analysis

5135

161

Chinese PreK–12

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

Computer Science K–12

Computer Science

 

5652

149

French PreK–12

French: World Language

5174

160

German PreK–12

German: World Language

5183

163

Gifted Education PreK–12

Gifted Education

5358

157

Health and Wellness K–12

Health Education

5551

144

Latin PreK–12

Latin

5601

148

Music K–12 (Instrumental/
General)

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

Music K–12 (Vocal/
General)

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

Physical Education K–12

Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

169

Spanish PreK–12

Spanish: World Language

5195

163

Theatre K–12

Theatre

5641

159

To Be Certified in


English as a Second Language PreK–12

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

To Be Certified in


Instructional Leader–PreK–12

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

151

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

Special Education/Comprehensive K–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

and

5545

158

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Special Education/Hearing PreK–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

and

5272

160

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Special Education/Interventionist K–8

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

and

5543

158

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Special Education/Interventionist 6–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

and

5543

158

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Special Education/Preschool Early Childhood Education PreK–3

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

and

5691

159

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Special Education/
Speech Language Pathologist PreK–12

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162

Special Education/
Vision PreK–12

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

and

5282

163

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

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

Agriculture Education 6–12

Agriculture

5701

147

Business Education 6–12

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Family and Consumer Science 5–12

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Marketing Education 6–12

Marketing Education

5561

169

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

Library Information Specialist PreK–12

Library Media Specialist

5311

146

Reading Specialist PreK–12

Reading Specialist

5302

165

School Counselor PreK–12

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

School Psychologist PreK–12

School Psychologist

5402

147

Assessments that may be used for admission to educator preparation programs

To Be Certified in


Admission to an educator preparation program

 

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 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).


This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin (PDF).


#Tennessee Department of Education