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Virginia

Virginia 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).
 

For other state-approved licensing tests, visit the Virginia Division of Teacher Education & Licensure website.

Score reporting

  • If you test in Virginia at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Virginia, your score report will be sent automatically to the Virginia Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Virginia or your Praxis profile address is not in Virginia, your scores are not automatically sent to the Virginia Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Virginia Department of Education, you must select the Virginia Department of Education (state code 8425) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Virginia Department of Education (state code 8425) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early/Primary Education PreK–3

Teaching Reading

and

5205

159

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.

Elementary Education PreK–6

Teaching Reading

and

5205

159

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

5001

²

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

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.

   

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

Middle Education 6–8: English

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle Education 6–8: Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Middle Education 6–8: Science

Middle School Science

5442

147

Middle Education 6–8: Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies

5089

160

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

Biology

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

155

Business Information and Technology

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5101

157

Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

153

Computer Science

Computer Science

5652

142

Earth Science

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

156

English

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

History and Social Sciences

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

161

Marketing Education

Marketing Education

5561

147

Mathematics

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Mathematics – Algebra I (add on endorsement)

Algebra I
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5162

148

Physics

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

147

Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

162

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

English to Speakers of Other Languages (Add-On Endorsement by Testing – added to an Existing License)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

149

English to Speakers of Other Languages (Initial Licensure – completion of an educator preparation program)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

149

French

French: World Language

5174

163

German

German: World Language

5183

163

Health and Physical Education PreK–12

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5857

160

Music–Instrumental PreK–12

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

160

Music-Vocal/Choral PreK–12

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

160

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

Visual Arts
PreK–12

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

To Be Certified in


Reading Specialist

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Reading Specialist

5302

162

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

General Curriculum

Reading Specialist

5302

157

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Hearing Impairments

Reading Specialist

5302

157

 

Teaching Reading

5205

159

Visual Impairments

Reading Specialist

5302

157

 

Teaching Reading

and

5205

159

 

Braille Proficiency

0633

157

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

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

6990

146


TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the score is required.

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


Virginia Department of Education