Praxis Exam Requirements for Tennessee Licensure 2018-19

You can apply for Clinical Practice, 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 by the dates listed below in order to be allowed to register for Clinical Practice.

Official scores must be received by July 15 for Fall Semester Residency II (SOE) and Student Teaching (Non-SOE) and November 30 for Spring Semester Residency II (SOE) and Student Teaching (Non-SOE).

A passing score on the PLT is required in order for a Teacher Candidate to enroll in Student Teaching/Residency II for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018. The PLT will not be required for Teacher Candidates who will complete Student Teaching/Residency II Spring 2019 or after (edTPA is replacing the PLT).

Praxis scores are valid for five years.

BS Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education

BS Elementary Education and English as a Second Language

BS Middle Grades: English

BS Middle Grades: Mathematics

BS Middle Grades: Natural Science

BS Middle Grades: Social Science

BS Exceptional Learning K-8 (Special Education Interventionist)

BS Secondary Education English

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Economics

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Geography

BS Secondary Social Sciences: History

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Political Science

BS Art Education

BM Music Education: Vocal or Instrumental

BS Health & Exercise Science Pedagogy K-12

STEM Education Program Related Licensure Areas

Education Minor Related Areas of Licensure

Professional Education and Administrator Areas of Licensure

*Information Subject to ChangE. Official Information at the Praxis Tennessee page.

Test required for TEP Admission: All tests taken after July 14, 2014 must be the Praxis: 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

BS Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education PreK-3

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

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

151

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

5691

159

BS Elementary Education and English as a Second Language

This degree licenses you in: Elementary Education K-5 (120) & English as a Second Langauge PreK-12 (490) 

SOE provided Exam Guide

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

5017

153

Elementary Ed.: Content Knowledge

(Required beginning 9/1/14=5018; Prior to 9/1/14=5014)

5018

163

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

BS Middle Grades: English

This degree licenses you in: Language Arts 6-8 (121)

SOE provided Exam Guide

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

BS Middle Grades: Mathematics

This degree licenses you in: Mathematics 6-8 (122)

SOE provided Exam Guide

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

Middle School Mathematics

5169

165

BS Middle Grades: Natural Science

This degree licenses you in: Science 6-8 (123)

SOE provided Exam Guide

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

Middle School Science

5440

150

BS Middle Grades: Social Science

This degree licenses you in: Social Studies 6-8 (124)

SOE provided Exam Guide

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

Middle School Social Science

5089

146

BS Exceptional Learning K-8 (Special Education Interventionist)

This degree licenses you in: Special Education Interventionist K-8 (144)

SOE provided Exam Guide

Special Education: Core Knowledge Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

158

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

5203

162

BS Secondary Education English

This degree licenses you in: English 6-12 (159)

SOE provided Exam Guide

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Economics

This degree licenses you in: Economics 6-12 (130)

SOE provided Exam Guide

Economics

5911

150

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Geography

This degree licenses you in: Geography 6-12 (131)

SOE provided Exam Guide

Geography

5921

149

BS Secondary Social Sciences: History

This degree licenses you in: History 6-12 (133)

SOE provided Exam Guide

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 136)

5941

157

BS Secondary Social Sciences: Political Science

This degree licenses you in: Government 6-12 (132)

SOE provided Exam Guide

Government/Political Science

5931

149

BS Art Education

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

(All students must take ONE PLT exam to receive licensure. Please choose an applicable PLT exam.)

Art: Content and Analysis

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 157)

5135

161

 BM Music Education: Vocal or Instrumental

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

 (All students must take ONE PLT exam to receive licensure. Please choose an applicable PLT exam.) 

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

BS Health & Exercise Science Pedagogy K-12

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

(All students must take ONE PLT exam to receive licensure. Please choose an applicable PLT exam.)  

Health Education

5551

144

Physical Education: Content and Design

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 164)

5095

169

 

STEM Education Program Related Licensure Areas

 

Endorsement Name

Code

Test Name

Test Number

Required Score

Biology 6-12

126

Biology Content Knowledge

5235

148

Chemistry 6-12

127

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

152

Earth Science 6-12

128

Earth and Space Science: Content Knowledge

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 146)

5571

150

Mathematics 6-12

125

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

5161

160

Physics 6-12

129

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

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 156)

5174

160

French 6-12

163

French: World Language

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 156)

5174

160

Latin PreK-12

493

Latin

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 141)

5601

148

Latin 6-12

167

Latin

(if test was taken prior to 7/1/2017, the passing score is 141)

5601

148

Spanish PreK-12

495

Spanish: World Language

5195

163

Spanish 6-12

169

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

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 *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.