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Praxis Exams

If you fall under the checkpoints you can apply for student teaching, but you cannot register or receive a placement until you have provided documentation that you have passed all required Praxis exams for your licensure (see below). Scores must be received by UTC at least 2 weeks prior to the start of Student Teaching.

Scores must be received by  December 19 if you Student Teach Spring 2015 and August 1 if you Student Teach Fall 2015.

PRAXIS II REQUIREMENTS FOR TENNESSEE LICENSURE 2014-2015

Required Praxis Tests for Undergraduate Degree Programs Leading to Licensure

Required Praxis Tests 2014-2015 (effective 9/1/14)

*Information Subject to Change. Official Information at: www.ets.org/praxis/tn/requirements*

Test required for TEP Admission: All tests taken after July 14, 2014 must be the Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators. Praxis I: PPST is accepted if passing scores are from a test date prior to July 15, 2014.

Test Name

Computer Code

Required Score

***All Students Must Take One PLT Test in order to be Licensed (Select the One Applicable to Program)***

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

5621

155

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

158

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

158

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

155

BS Early Childhood: Early Childhood Education PreK-3

This degree licenses you in: Early Childhood PreK-3 (467) & Special Education Early Childhood PreK-3 (459)

Education of Young Children (Required beginning 9/1/14=5024; Prior to 9/1/14= 5021)

5024

160

Elementary Ed.: Content Knowledge (Required beginning 9/1/14=5018; Prior to 9/1/14=5014)

5018

163

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

145

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

5691

159

BS Middle Grades (All Concentrations)

This degree licenses you in: Middle Grades Education 4-8 (440)

Middle School: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.)

5146

150

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

BS Exceptional Learning K-12

This degree licenses you in: Special Education Modified K-12 (460) and Special Education Comprehensive (461)

Special Education: Core Knowledge Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

153

Special Education: Core Knowledge Severe to Profound Applications

5545

153

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

*If you want to teach in a CDC, you will also need to pass a content test in order to be considered Highly Qualified. This is a district requirement, not a license requirement. We recommend that you take Elementary Ed: Content Knowledge for K-6 (5014/0014)

BS Secondary Education English

This degree licenses you in: English 7-12 (407)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Economics

This degree licenses you in: Economics 7-12 (424)

Economics***

5911

150

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Geography

This degree licenses you in: Geography 7-12 (422)

Geography***

5921

149

BS Secondary Social Sciences: History

This degree licenses you in: History 7-12 (421)

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

136

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Political Science

This degree licenses you in: Government 7-12 (423)

Government/Political Science***

5931

149

BS Art Education

This degree licenses you in: Visual Arts K-12 (427)

Art: Content and Analysis***

5135

157

BM Music Education: Vocal or Instrumental

This degree licenses you in: Vocal/General Music K-12 (428) or Instrumental/General music K-12 (429)

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

BS Health & Exercise Science Pedagogy K-12

Health & Wellness K-12 (419) and Physical Education K-12 (420)

Health Education

5551

144

Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

164


STEM Education Program Related Licensure Areas

Endorsement Name

Code

Test Name

Test Number

Required Score

Biology 7-12

415

Biology Content Knowledge

5235

148

Chemistry 7-12

416

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

152

Earth Science 7-12

418

Earth Science: Content Knowledge

5571

146

Mathematics 7-12

413

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

5061

136

Physics 7-12

417

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

144

Education Minor Related Areas of Licensure

Endorsement Name

Code

Test Name

Test Number

Required Score

French PreK-12

491

French: World Language

5174

156

French 7-12

411

French: World Language

5174

156

Latin PreK-12

493

Latin

5601

141

Latin 7-12

493

Latin

5601

141

Spanish PreK-12

495

Spanish: World Language

5195

163

Spanish 7-12

495

Spanish: World Language

5195

163

Theatre K-12

405

Theatre

5641

159

 

Professional Education and Administrator Areas of Licensure

Endorsement Name

Code

Test Name

Test Number

Required Score

Instructional Leadership Beginning PreK-12**

442

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

6011

160

School Counselor PreK-12

487

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

School Psychologist PreK-12

489

School Psychologist

5402

154

Reading Specialist PreK-12*

486

Reading Specialist

5301

164

*Candidates for the Reading Specialist endorsement must hold a valid Tennessee Teacher License and have 3 years successful teaching experience.
** NOTE: Candidates for the Instructional Leadership Beginning endorsement must hold a valid Tennessee Teacher License and have 3 years successful teaching experience.

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