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Praxis Exam Requirements for Tennessee Licensure 2019-20

Praxis Exams are required for both TEP Checkpoint 1 and Checkpoint 3.

Praxis Requirement for Checkpoint 1: All Teacher Candidates are required to pass the Writing section (5722) of the Praxis: Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam to meet Checkpoint 1. In addition, all three sections of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Reading, Writing, and Math) can be used to meet the Checkpoint Test Score requirement if the Teacher Candidate does not have the required ACT or SAT.

Praxis Requirement for Checkpoint 3: In order to meet Checkpoint 3, which allows you to register for Clinical Practice (Student Teaching/Residency II), you must have passing scores on the required licensure Praxis exams for your licensure area (see below) by sent to UTC. Official passing scores must be received by July 15 for Fall Semester Clinical Practice and November 30 for Spring Semester Clinical Practice. Please note that because official scores are only available 10-15 business days after the close of the exam's testing window, some scores can take up to one month after your test date. Plan accordingly to ensure that you have enough time for scores to be received.

A passing score on the PLT was 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 because edTPA is replacing the PLT.

You must select that both UTC (1831) and the TN Department of Education (8190) are score recipients for all exams. Praxis scores are valid for five years for licensure purposes.

 

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

Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

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

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score
Education of Young Children 5024 160

Early Childhood Education

or 

Elementary Ed.: Content Knowledge (accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2020)

5025

 

5018

 

156

 

163

 

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education (accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2020)

or

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5203

 

 5205

 

162

 

 159

 

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151
Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 159
 

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

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score
Teaching Reading: Elementary Education 5203 162

Elementary Ed.: Content Knowledge (accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2019)

or

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

**All four subject-tests must be passed.

5018

 

 

5001

163

 

 

 **

English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 155

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name 
Test Code
Required Score
Special Education: Core Knowledge Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 158

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education (accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2020)

or

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5203

 

 

5205

162

 

 

159

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

Test Name 
Test Code
Required Score
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 158
Teaching Reading: Elementary Education 5203 162

Middle Grades

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education (accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2020)

or

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5203

 

 

5205

162

 

 

159

Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education (accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2020)

or

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5203

 

 

5205

162

 

 

159

Middle School Mathematics

or

National Evaluation Series Mathematics (Middle Grades and Early Secondary)

5169

 

105

 

165

 

220

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name 
Test Code
Required Score

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education (accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2020)

or

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5203

 

 

5205

162

 

 

159

Middle School Science  5440 150

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name 
Test Code
Required Score

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education (accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2020)

or

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5203

 

 

5205

162

 

 

159

Middle School Social Science  5089 146

Secondary Education

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name 
Test Code
Required Score
English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name 
Test Code
Required Score
Economics 5911 150

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score
Geography 5921 149

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

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

5941 157

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

SOE provided Exam Guide

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score
Government/Political Science 5931 149

Art and Music Education; Health and Exercise Science Pedagogy

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

Test Name
Test Code 
Required Score

Art: Content and Analysis

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

5135 161

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

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score
Music: Content and Instruction 5114 162

This degree licenses you in: Health & Wellness K-12 (419) and Physical Education K-12 (420) 

Test Name
Test Code
Required Score
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

STEM Concentrations are required to take the exam for their concentration. 

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

or

National Evaluation Series Mathematics

5161

 

304

160

 

220

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 *Accepted if taken prior to August 31, 2019

or

School Leader Licensure Assessment

6011

 

 

6990

160

 

 

151

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.