Educators

Link to online registration for computerized testing of Praxis Subject Assessments. Please note that the last name on your test registration must match EXACTLY the last name on your primary ID used for admission to the test.  

For codes needed for registration, see link to Southern's registration codes. 

Disclaimer: All information is subject to changes posted to the ETS Praxis website. Please check there for verification.

The 2017-18 ETS Praxis Information Bulletin has answers to many questions. In addition the Praxis FAQs addresses the the top 10 most frequently-asked questions.

NOTE: Some tests are requiring higher passing scores effective July 1, 2017. Please still check the ETS website for the most up-to-date information.

TESTS FOR EDUCATORS

All required Praxis Subject Assessments must be completed with passing scores for admission to student teaching. Students may need to schedule more than one test date.

  • Fall Student Teaching Semester: Students should complete all Praxis II tests by March 31 to student teach in the fall semester.
  • Winter Student Teaching Semester: Students should complete all Praxis II tests by September 30 to student teach in the Winter semester

Those with passing scores not received by August 1 will be deferred until winter semester; those with passing scores not received by December 1 will be deferred until the following fall. If passing scores have not arrived by the specific date, the student teaching will automatically be deferred. 

Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): All Teaching Licenses 

All teaching licenses must select one PLT test. (P-12 licensure candidates may choose which test; most select PLT Grades 7-12.) Candidates must also pass tests required for specific licensure areas, as listed below.   

PLT Test Choices    Test Code   Test Fee   Passing Score (TN)   Testing Windows   Study Companion

PLT: Grades
K-6

5622

$146

160*

*Score increase effective July 1, 2017 

8/14/17–8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

PLT: Grades K-6

PLT: Grades
7-12

5624

$146

157*

*Score increase effective July 1, 2017 

8/14/17–8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

PLT: Grades7-12

 Additional Required Tests for Specific Licensure Areas

Specific Licensure Areas Test Code Test Name Test Fee

Passing Score
 (TN) 

Testing Windows Study Companions

Art K-12 (Visual Arts)

5135

Art: Content and Analysis

$146

161*

*Score increase effective July 1, 2017

10/9/17–10/21/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

3/5/18–3/17/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

Art Content & Analysis

Bible 6-12    Only PLT Grades 7-12 is required        N/A

Biology 6-12

5235

Biology: Content Knowledge

$120

148

8/14/17–8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

Biology

Chemistry
6-12

5245

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

$120

152

8/14/17–8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

Chemistry

Elementary Education
K-5, SDA K-8

(3 required tests in addition to PLT K-6)

5017

Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

 $120

153

8/14/17–8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

  

5018

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

 $120

163

8/14/17–8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

Elementary Education Content Knowledge

  

5203

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

 $139

162

9/11/17–9/23/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

Elementary Education Teaching Reading

English 6-12

 5038

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

 $120

167

Beginning Sept 1, 2017, this test will be offered continuously throughout the year.

English Lang Arts

English as a Second Language 
P-12

 5362

English to Speakers of Other Languages

$120  155

8/14/17-8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18 

ESL

French PreK-12 5174 French: World Language $160

160*

*Score increase effective July 1, 2017 

10/2/17–10/7/17

11/27/17–12/2/17

2/19/18–2/24/18

4/23/18–4/28/18

7/16/18–7/21/18

French 

Government
6-12

 5931

 Government/Political Science  

 $120

149

 9/11/17–9/23/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

3/5/18–3/17/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

Government/Political Science

Health and Wellness K-12   5551  Health Education $120   144

8/14/17-8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

Health Education

History 6-12

5941

World & US History: Content Knowledge

 $120

157*

*Score increase effective July 1, 2017 

9/11/17–9/23/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

History

Math 6-12

5161

Math: Content Knowledge

(on-screen graphing calculator provided)

$120  

 160

8/14/17-8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

10/9/17–10/21/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

12/4/17–12/16/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

2/5/18–2/17/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

6/4/18–6/16/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

8/14/17–8/26/17

Math

Music (Instrumental & Vocal/General)
K-12

5114

Music: Content and Instruction

$146

162

9/11/17–9/23/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

Music (all areas)  

Physical Education
K-12

 

 5095

Physical Education: Content and Design

For additional Health endorsement, see information under Health and Wellness K-12

$146 

169*

*Score increase effective July 1, 2017 

9/11/17–9/23/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

P.E./Health: Content & Design

Physics 6-12

5265

Physics: Content Knowledge

$120

144

8/14/17–8/26/17

9/11/17–9/23/17

11/6/17–11/18/17

1/8/18–1/20/18

3/5/18–3/17/18

4/2/18–4/14/18

4/30/18–5/12/18

7/2/18–7/14/18

7/30/18–8/11/18

Physics

Psychology   9-12 (additional endorsement)

5391

Psychology

$120

154

This test is offered continuously throughout the year

Psychology

Spanish
PreK-12

5195

Spanish: World Language

$160

163

10/2/17–10/7/17

11/27/17–12/2/17

2/19/18–2/24/18

4/23/18–4/28/18

7/16/18–7/21/18

Spanish