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Subject Assessment (Praxis II)

The Praxis Series® tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. 

 

Who Must Take the Tests?

All teacher candidates or those wishing to become certified in Pennsylvania must take The Praxis Series tests.

Post baccalaureate (Master's in Teaching) candidates are no longer required to take the "basic skills" tests as a requirement for certification.

You must also take the appropriate Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests) for each area of certification you seek.

Also, you must meet the qualifying score for all applicable tests at the time your application for certification is received by the Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality.

Note: Test scores are valid for certification in Pennsylvania for 10 years after the test date for candidates educated in the Commonwealth. Qualifying scores are subject to change. For candidates educated outside the Commonwealth, view interstate certification agreements.

Educators who are currently undergraduates applying for an initial Instructional 7-12 or PK-12 Modern Language area are required to pass the basic skills test, in addition to passing the appropriate Praxis test(s). 

Educators applying for Instructional areas that cover PK-12 must pass the Praxis Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge test AND the appropriate OPI/WPT tests.

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.

If you test in Pennsylvania, your score report will be sent automatically to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you test outside of Pennsylvania, select the Pennsylvania Department of Education (state code 8033) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

 

Tests-At-A-Glance

Below is a list of all Subject Assessment Tests and the code used to register for them.