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Praxis II

 

Candidates must take the Praxis II: Subject Assessment specialty area test in their respective licensure area, if one is required, prior to applying for a teaching license.  The Virginia Board of Education has adopted new specialty area tests and new minimum scores for many of the teacher licensure areas.  Changes in specialty area test requirements may occur over the next several years.  Please make sure that you have the most current requirements before registering for a specialty area test.   

 

Visit the Educational Testing Service website for registration information.

Alternative Testing Arrangements

Students with documented physical or learning disabilities may wish to apply for appropriate accommodations for these tests.

  • Applying for Praxis/Core or Praxis II accommodations will require registration by mail at least six weeks in advance of published registration deadlines as well as submission of required disability documentation.  For more information, students should go to www.ets.org/praxis/register/accommodations. 

 

It is important to review subject content prior to taking the Praxis II tests.  Visit the Educational Testing Service website to download the Tests at a Glance (TAAG) booklet for your subject area.   TAAG provides information on the design and content of each test, as well as sample test items. 

 

The table below contains the licensure programs offered at JMU and indicates the currently required tests and minimum scores.

 

 NOTE: Only one Praxis II: Specialty Area Test is required even if you are being licensed in multiple areas, except in middle education (which requires two).

 

Praxis II Specialty Area Tests

 Key: (p) paper test, (c) computer-based test. Please note: as of June 8, 2014, Praxis will no longer be offered as a paper-delivered assessment.

 

JMU LICENSURE PROGRAMS

 

REQUIRED

VA SPECIALTY TESTS

PRAXIS II TESTS

PASSING SCORE

TEST CODE

Art Education

Art: Content Knowledge

158

158

0134 (p)

5134 (c)

Biology

Biology: Content Knowledge

155

0235 (p)

5235 (c)

Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

153

0245 (p)

5245 (c)

Early Childhood Education (PK-3) and

Elementary Education (PK-6) and

Inclusive Early Childhood Education (0-5, PreK-3)

All Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs must take:

 

 

 

 

-Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

143

143

0014 (p)

 5014 (c)

Earth/Space Science

Earth/Space Science: Content Knowledge

156

156

0571 (p)

5571 (c)

English

Effective January 1, 2014:

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

 

Prior to January 1, 2014:

English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge

 

 

 

167

 

 

 

172

 

172

 

 

5038 (c)

 

 

0041 (p)

5041 (c)

French

 French: World Language

163

5174 (c)

German

 German: World Language

163

5183 (c)

History and Social Science

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

161

161

0081 (p)

5081 (c)

 

Mathematics

Effective January 1, 2014:

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

 

Prior to January 1, 2014:

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

 

160

 

147

147

 

5161 (c)

 

0061 (p)

5061 (c)

Middle Education

 You  must take two of the four tests below:

 

Effective January 1, 2014:

- Middle School English

      Language Arts

 

Prior to January 1, 2014:

 

 

 

 

164

 

 

 

 

5047 (c)

 

- Middle School English Language Arts

 

Effective January 1, 2014:

- Middle School Mathematics

Prior to January 1, 2014:

164

164

 

 

165

0049 (p)

5049 (c)

 

5169 (c)

 

- Middle School Mathematics

 

163

0069 (p)

 

- Middle School Science

 

162

0439 (p)

 

- Middle School Social Studies

160

160

0089 (p)

5089 (c)

Music Education Instrumental/Vocal

Music: Content Knowledge

160

5113 (c)

Physical and Health Education

All Health and Physical Education students must take:

 Health and Physical Education

151

151

0856 (p)

5856 (c)

Physics

Physics: Content Knowledge

147

147

0265 (p)

5265 (c)

School Administration

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

 

163

 

6011 (c)

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

168

5195 (c)

Special Education

  

 

 

 5-year Early Childhood Special Ed.  and  General Special Ed.

NONE required for licensure

The Special Education program does require the following tests:

 

-Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

 

 

 

See Program

Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

0014 (p) 5014 (c)

 

 

  

 NOTE: Only one Praxis II Specialty Area Test is required even if you are being licensed in multiple areas, except for Middle Education, which requires two specialty area tests.

 Changes in specialty area test requirements may occur.  Please make sure that you have the most current requirements before registering for a specialty area test. 

 Revised September 2012