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Utah

Utah Test Requirements

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) recently updated its educator license requirements. Candidates may meet the basic content knowledge competencies for licensure by completing the appropriate content test. Approved tests are for both traditional and alternative pathways to licensure.
 

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 Utah at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Utah, your score report will be sent automatically to the Utah State Board of Education.
  • If you test outside Utah or your Praxis profile address is not in Utah, your scores are not automatically sent to the Utah State Board of Education. To have your scores sent to the Utah State Board of Education, you must select the Utah State Board of Education (state code 8375) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Utah State Board of Education (state code 8375) with each additional score report request.

If you previously tested and did not indicate the Utah State Board of Education (state code 8375) as a score recipient, please contact the USBE to request manual entry of these prior scores.

Optional test requirements

Unless otherwise specified, the respective Praxis tests listed below are an option for meeting licensing requirements. They are not required, meaning every candidate does not have to pass the test to be awarded the specified license area or endorsement. Candidates may choose to meet competencies for licensure in other ways besides taking the Praxis test.

For more information on licensing requirements, visit the USBE Licensing Website.

While the USBE may accept demonstration of these competencies with either the Praxis or other demonstrated competency, these options are for license requirements only. Teacher preparation programs may have program requirements that are in addition to Utah licensure rules, which may include Praxis exams. Teacher candidates should be informed that their program may not recommend them for a Professional Educator License if they do not meet program requirements. Individuals are encouraged to clarify program requirements with their university or educator preparation program.
 

License Area


Early Childhood Education (K–3)

 

Approved Test Test Code Qualifying Score

Early Childhood Education

or

5025

1561

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

2

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

5002

1571

Mathematics Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003

1571

Social Studies Subtest

5004

1551

Science Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005

1591

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.

License Area Approved Test Test Code Qualifying Score

Elementary Education (K–8)

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

3

 

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

5002

1571

 

Mathematics Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003

1571

 

Social Studies Subtest

5004

1551

 

Science Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005

1591

 

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.

Elementary Education (1–8)

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

4

 

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

5002

1571

 

Mathematics Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003

1571

 

Social Studies Subtest

5004

1551

 

Science Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005

1591

 

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.

 

To add an endorsement to an Elementary license, see appropriate endorsement test(s) under Secondary License.

Endorsements Approved Test Test Code Qualifying Score

Agriculture Endorsement (CTE/General)

Agriculture

5701

1471

Art (K–12) Endorsement

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

ASL (K–12) Endorsement

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview

0634

170 (3+)

The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) test is required to be awarded the ASL (K–12) endorsement. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass the ASLPI test to be awarded the ASL (K–12) endorsement.

Biology 1 Endorsement

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

149

Business Endorsement (CTE/General)

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5101

1541

Chemistry 1 Endorsement

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

151

Chinese (Mandarin) Endorsement

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

1451

The Chinese (Mandarin): World Language test is required to be awarded the Chinese endorsement. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass the Praxis Chinese (Mandarin): World Language test to be awarded the Chinese (Mandarin) endorsement.

CTE Intro to Computer Science Endorsement

Computer Science

5652

1491

CTE Programming and Software Development Endorsement

Computer Science

5652

1491

Earth Science 1 Endorsement

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

153

Economics Endorsement

Economics

5911

1501

English Language Arts Endorsement

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

or

5038

167

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

1621

Family and Consumer Sciences (CTE/General)

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

1601

French Endorsement

French: World Language

5174

160

The French: World Language test is required to be awarded the French endorsement. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass the Praxis French: World Language test to be awarded the French endorsement.

Geography Endorsement

Geography

5921

159

German Endorsement

German: World Language

5183

1601

The German: World Language test is required to be awarded the German endorsement. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass the Praxis German: World Language test to be awarded the German endorsement.

Gifted and Talented Endorsement

Gifted Education

5358

157

History Endorsement

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

156

Latin Endorsement

Latin

5601

152

The Latin test is required to be awarded the Latin endorsement. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass the Praxis Latin test to be awarded the Latin endorsement.

Music (K–12) Endorsement

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

156

Political Science Endorsement

Government/Political Science

5931

1491

Physics 1 Endorsement

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

136

Psychology Endorsement

Psychology

5391

1541

Secondary Mathematics Endorsement

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

5165

152

Secondary Science Core (6–8) Endorsement

Middle School Science

5442

1521

Sociology Endorsement

Sociology

5952

1541

Spanish Endorsement

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

The Spanish: World Language test is required to be awarded the Spanish endorsement. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass the Praxis Spanish: World Language test to be awarded the Spanish endorsement.

Technology Education Endorsement (CTE/General)

Technology Education

5051

1591

Theatre Endorsement

Theatre

5641

162

The School Leadership Praxis test is required to be awarded the School Leadership license area. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass either the Praxis Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision or the School Leaders Licensure Assessment to be awarded the School Leadership license area.
 

License Area


School Leadership

 

Approved Test Test Code Qualifying Score

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

or

5412

1461

School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

1511

Please check with your university for guidance on choosing the proper assessment.

License Area


Deaf Education

 

Approved Test Test Code Qualifying Score

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

1571

License Area You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Special Education: Blind and Visually Impaired

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

160

Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

160

Special Education: Mild/Moderate Endorsement

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

or

5354

160

 

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

158

Special Education: Severe to Profound Endorsement

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

or

5354

160

  Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

5545

158

Secondary Special Education Mathematics Endorsement

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

or

5164

150

 

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

5165

152

License Area You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

School Counseling K–12

Professional School Counselor

5421

164

 

The Praxis Professional School Counselor test is required to be awarded the School Counseling K–12 license area. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass the Praxis Professional School Counselor test to be awarded the School Counseling K–12 license area.

School Psychologist K–12

School Psychologist

5402

1471

 

The Praxis School Psychologist test is required to be awarded the School Psychologist K–12 license area. Meaning, every candidate does have to pass the Praxis School Psychologist test to be awarded the School Psychologist K–12 license area.


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

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).


Utah State Board of Education