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Vermont Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and to see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for the Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

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 Vermont at a testing center or using the Praxis at home solution, and your Praxis profile address is in Vermont, your score report will be sent automatically to the Vermont Agency of Education.
  • If you test outside Vermont or your Praxis profile address is not in Vermont, your scores are not automatically sent to the Vermont Agency of Education. To have your scores sent to the Vermont Agency of Education, you must select the Vermont Agency of Education (state code 8410) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Vermont Agency of Education (state code 8410) with each additional score report request.

Exemption from taking Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) and Praxis® Subject Assessments

  • candidates who qualify for a Level II license and who have at least three years employment experience within the past seven years as a licensed educator in the endorsement area being sought
  • candidates who otherwise qualify for licensure or endorsement and who have achieved National Board Certification in the comparable endorsement area

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

All candidates who are seeking initial licensure in Vermont and are not exempt are required to meet passing scores established by the Vermont Standards Board of Professional Educators (VSBPE) on all three Core tests.

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four function calculator provided.) 5733 *
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core 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).

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Birth to Grade 3 Early Childhood Education 5025 *
PK to Grade 3 Early Childhood Education 5025 *

Elementary Education

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
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 *
* 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.

Middle Grades (5–9)

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle Grades — English Language Arts Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle Grades — Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle Grades — Science Middle School Science 5442 *
Middle Grades — Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education (7–12)

All Grades (PK–6, 7–12 or PK–12)

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content and Analysis 5135 *
English Language Learner English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Health Education Health Education 5551 *
Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 *

Special Education

The Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354) test is only required for individuals working under a provisional license issued in accordance with the 2021 Temporary VSBPE Waiver for Provisional Licensure for ECSE/K-21 Special Educators. This test is not required for any other candidate seeking Special Educator licensure through a traditional college preparation program, other approved licensure program, out-of-state educators moving to Vermont or licensed educators in Vermont seeking to add the Special Educator endorsement. If you are unsure if you are required to take this test, please verify with your employer or the Vermont Agency of Education before registering for it.

The Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood (5691) test is only required for individuals working under a provisional license issued in accordance with the 2021 Temporary VSBPE Waiver for Provisional Licensure for ECSE/K-21 Special Educators. This test is not required for any other candidate seeking Early Childhood Special Educator (ECSE) licensure through a traditional college preparation program, other approved licensure program, out-of-state educators moving to Vermont or licensed educators in Vermont seeking to add the ECSE endorsement. If you are unsure if you are required to take this test, please verify with your employer or the Vermont Agency of Education prior to registering for it.

Modern and Classical Languages (PK–6, 7–12 or PK–12)

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
American Sign Language American Sign Language Proficiency Interview 0634 *
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French French: World Language 5174 *
German German: World Language 5183 *
Latin Latin 5601 *
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Administrator

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Assistant Director for Adult Education School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS Page to register.) 6990 *
Career Technical Director School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS Page to register.) 6990 *
Curriculum Director School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS Page to register.) 6990 *
Director of Special Education School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS Page to register.) 6990 *
Principal School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS Page to register.) 6990 *
Superintendent School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS Page to register.) 6990 *

Instructional Support Personnel (PK–12)

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *

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