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Utah Highly Qualified Status for Special Education

All educators must have a bachelor's degree and a Utah Special Education License to meet highly qualified teacher status for special education.

Teachers must then meet the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) core content requirements. See Utah's Highly Qualified Teacher's Framework for more information.

Please note that the Praxis® Subject Assessments, Middle School English Language Arts (5047) and Middle School Mathematics (5169), are substituted here in place of English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039) and Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161), which are taken for most other math and English licensing requirements.

If the subject area in which you are seeking to be highly qualified is not listed in the table below, you can find the appropriate content test listed in the licensure section.

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 Utah, your score report will be sent automatically to the Utah State Board of Education. If you test outside of Utah, select the Utah State Board of Education (state code 8375) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Special Education: Consultation and collaboration role

Option for Those Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
or
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
Severe to Profound Endorsement Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
or
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 **

Special Education: Teacher of record of elementary-age Special Education students or exclusively of students assessed under the alternative achievement test

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 **
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 **
Social Studies Subtest 5004 **
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 **
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.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 2
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 **
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 **
Social Studies Subtest 5004 **
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 **
2 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.
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 3
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 **
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 **
Social Studies Subtest 5004 **
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 **
3 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.
Severe to Profound Endorsement Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 4
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 **
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 **
Social Studies Subtest 5004 **
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 **
4 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.

Special Education: Teacher of record for secondary Special Education students of Language Arts

Option for Those Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 **
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 **
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 **
Severe to Profound Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 **

Special Education: Teacher of record for secondary Special Education students of Mathematics

This test meets the testing requirement for Special Education licensure for Utah, but individuals wishing to work as a teacher of record of secondary mathematics need to hold the Mathematics – Special Education endorsement; see http://schools.utah.gov/cert/Endorsements.aspx for more information.

Option for Those Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 **
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 **
Mild/Moderate Endorsement Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 **
Severe to Profound Endorsement Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 **

* This is the preliminary passing score for this test and is subject to change. Please contact the Utah State Office of Education for details.

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

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