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West Virginia

West 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).
 

Score reporting

  • If you test in West Virginia at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in West Virginia, your score report will be sent automatically to the West Virginia Department of Education. You may select up to three recipients at no charge during registration or purchase additional reporting after you test.
  • If you test outside West Virginia or your Praxis profile address is not in West Virginia, your scores are not automatically sent to the West Virginia Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the West Virginia Department of Education, you must select the West Virginia Department of Education (state code 8480) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testingto request additional score reports you must select the West Virginia Department of Education (state code 8480) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for all licensure areas

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Code Qualifing Score
All Areas

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

156

 

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

162

 

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four function calculator provided)

5733

150

 

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).

   

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

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

 

Candidates shall take one of the above Principles of Learning and Teaching tests or qualify for exemption as described in the WV Licensure Testing Directory, on the West Virginia Department of Education website.

   

Tests required for specific licensure areas

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

Early Childhood Education (K–4)

Early Childhood Education

and

5024

160

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Early Education (PreK–K)

Pre-Kindergarten Education

5531

155

Preschool Education (PreK)

No Praxis test required.

   

Reading Education (PreK–K)

No Praxis test required.

   

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary  Education (K-6)

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

5001

1

 

Mathematics Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003

157

 

Reading Language Arts Subtest

5002

157

 

Science Subtest
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005

159

 

Social Studies Subtest

5004

155

 

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.

   
 

or

   
 

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching

7811

2

 

Elementary Education: Mathematics — CKT
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

7813

150

 

Elementary Education: Reading and Language Arts — CKT

7812

161

 

Elementary Education: Science — CKT
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

7814

154

 

Elementary Education: Social Studies — CKT

7815

161

 

2 To pass the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching — Mathematics, Reading and Language Arts, Social Studies & Science tests, you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (7812 through 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811)

   

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

Art (5–9)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

English (5–9)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

General Math through Algebra 1 (5–9)

Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

General Science(5–9)

Middle School Science

5442

152

Physical Education (5–9)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

150

Social Studies (5–9)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

151

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

Agriculture (5–Adult)

Agriculture

5701

147

American Sign Language (5–Adult)

ASL Proficiency Interview

or

0634

4 (180)

Sign Language Proficiency Interview: ASL

Note: A candidate who holds valid certification through the American Sign Language Teaching Association or valid National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is not required to satisfy the Sign Language Proficiency Interview: ASL or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (Gallaudet University) requirement or Praxis Assessment of Signed Communication ASL (American Sign Language).

 

Superior Level

Art (5–Adult)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Biology (9–Adult)

Available through August 31, 2023
Biology: Content Knowledge

or

5235

152

Biology
  5236 154

Business Education(5–Adult; 9–Adult)

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5101

157

Business Education/Marketing(5–Adult; 9–Adult)

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

and

5101

157

Marketing Education

5561

153

Chemistry (9–Adult)

Available through August 31, 2023
Chemistry: Content Knowledge

or

5245

157

Chemistry  5246 146

Chemistry and Physics (9–Adult)

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

and

5245

157

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

126

Chinese (5–Adult)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

Dance (5–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Driver Education (9–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Earth and Space Science (5–Adult)

Available through August 31, 2023
Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

or

5571

147

Earth and Space Sciences  5572 154

English (5–Adult)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Family and Consumer Science(5–Adult)

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

French (5–Adult)

French: World Language

5174

160

General Integrated Mathematics (5–Adult)

Algebra I
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5162

157

General Science(5–Adult)

Available through August 31, 2023
General Science: Content Knowledge

or

5435

153

General Science 5436 141

Geometry

Geometry
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5163

148

German (5–Adult)

German: World Language

5183

160

Health (5–Adult)

Health Education

5551

156

Japanese (5–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Journalism (5–Adult; 9–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Latin (5–Adult)

Latin

5601

131

Marketing (9–Adult)

Marketing Education

5561

153

Mathematics(5–Adult)

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Oral Communications(5–Adult; 9–Adult)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

150

Physical Education (5–Adult)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

150

Physics (9–Adult)

Available through August 31, 2023
 Physics: Content Knowledge

or

5265

126

Physics 5266 145

Reading Education (5–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Russian (5–Adult)

Russian: World Language 5671 130

Social Studies(5–Adult)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

148

Spanish (5–Adult)

Spanish: World Language

5195

163

Technology Education (5–Adult)

Technology Education

5051

159

Theatre (5–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

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

American Sign Language (PreK–Adult)

ASL Proficiency Interview

or

0634

4 (180)

Sign Language Proficiency Interview: ASL

Note: A candidate who holds valid certification through the American Sign Language Teaching Association or valid National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is not required to satisfy the Sign Language Proficiency Interview: ASL or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (Gallaudet University) requirement or Praxis Assessment of Signed Communication ASL (American Sign Language).

 

Superior Level

Art (PreK–Adult)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Chinese (PreK–Adult)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

Computer Science Education (PreK–Adult)

Computer Science

5652

149

Dance (PreK–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

English as a Second Language (PreK–Adult)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

French (PreK–Adult)

French: World Language

5174

160

German (PreK–Adult)

German: World Language

5183

160

Health (PreK–Adult)

Health Education

5551

156

Instructional Technology (PreK–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Japanese (PreK–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Latin (PreK–Adult)

Latin

5601

131

Music (PreK–Adult)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

155

Physical Education (PreK–Adult)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

150

Reading Specialist (PreK–Adult)

Reading Specialist

5302

165

Russian (PreK–Adult)

Russian: World Language 5671 130

School Library/Media (PreK–Adult)

Available through August 31, 2023
Library Media Specialist

 or

5311

138

School Librarian

5312 154

Spanish (PreK–Adult)

Spanish: World Language

5195

163

Theatre (PreK–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Wellness (PreK–Adult)

Health Education

and ____________

5551

156

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

or

5091

150

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5857

160

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

Principal (PreK–Adult)

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

5412

146

Superintendent (PreK–Adult)

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

5412

146

Supervisor of Instruction (PreK–Adult)

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision

5412

146

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

Autism (PreK; K–6; 5–Adult)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

or

5354

151

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

153

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PreK–Adult)

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (K–6; 5–Adult)

Special Education: Teaching Students With Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbances

and

5372

154

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Gifted (1–12)

Gifted Education

5358

157

Mentally Impaired(Mild/Moderate) (K–6; 5–Adult)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Multi-Categorical Special Education (E/BD, MI, SLD, excluding Autism) (K–6; 5–Adult)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

153

Preschool Special Needs (PreK–K)

Available through August 31, 2023
Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

 or

5691

159

Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention 5692 159

Severe Disabilities (K–Adult)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

5545

158

Specific Learning Disabilities (K–6; 5–Adult)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

Special Education: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

5383

151

Visual Impairment (PreK–Adult)

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

and

5282

163

Braille Proficiency

0633

169

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

School Counselor (PreK–Adult)

Available through August 31, 2023
Professional School Counselor

or

5421

156

School Counselor 5422 159

School Nurse (PreK–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

School Psychologist (PreK–Adult)

Available through August 31, 2023

School Psychologist

or

5402

147

School Psychologist 5403 155
Since this is the same test taken for national certification, the national score will be accepted if it is the same or higher than the state validated score.    

Social Services and Attendance (PreK–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Speech Assistant (PreK–Adult)

No Praxis test required.

   

Speech-Language Pathologist (PreK–Adult)

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162

Since this is the same test taken for national certification, the national score will be accepted if it is the same or higher than the state validated score.

   


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).


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