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Wisconsin Test Requirements

You should consult with the educator preparation program you are attending to determine if taking any of the standardized tests listed below is required for program admission or completion.

Find your licensure area below to determine which test(s) you need to take and 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 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).

Candidates should consult with the educator preparation program they are attending to determine if taking the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests are required for admission or program completion.

Wisconsin education preparation programs may continue to accept passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, Reading (5712), Writing (5722) and Mathematics (5732) through August 31, 2024.

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
and
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 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 Approved for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early Childhood Birth–3 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 *

Elementary and Middle School

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary and Middle School K–9 Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5146 *

Middle and High School

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Computer Science 4–12 Computer Science 5652 *
English Language Arts 4–12 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Mathematics 4–12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Science 4–12 General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Social Studies 4–12 Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *

Prekindergarten through Grade 12

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture Education Agriculture 5701 *
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Business Education Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Family and Consumer Education Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Health Health Education 5551 *
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Speech and Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *
Theatre Theatre 5641 *

Special Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Blind and Visual Impairment Middle School: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed.)
5146 *
Cross Categorical Special Education PreK–12 Middle School: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed.)
5146 *
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Middle School: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed.)
5146 *
Early Childhood Special Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)
5018 *

Pupil Services

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *

Tests Approved for Educators Adding a Middle and High School License Based on a Content Test

Prior to taking any test, teachers seeking an additional license via the content test pathway should review the Additional Subject Area Certification section of the Educator Licensing website or contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to determine eligibility.

Middle and High School Subject Areas

To Add On a License inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Computer Science Computer Science 5652 *
Earth and Space Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
Economics Economics 5911 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Environmental Studies Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Geography Geography 5921 *
History World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 *
Life and Environmental Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5161 *
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 *
Psychology Psychology 5391 *
Sociology Sociology 5952 *
Speech Communications Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *

Prekindergarten through 12 Subject Areas

Prior to taking any test, teachers seeking an additional license via the content test pathway should review the Additional Subject Area Certification section of the Educator Licensing website or contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to determine eligibility.

English as a Second Language and World Languages

Prior to taking any test, teachers seeking an additional license via the content test pathway should review the Additional Subject Area Certification section of the Educator Licensing website or contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to determine eligibility.

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

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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