Saint Francis University - Education Department

Praxis Test Information

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Test Requirements

If you test in Pennsylvania a copy of your scores will automatically be sent to the State Department of Education. You must designate the institution you attend in Pennsylvania as a score recipient.

The first digit of the "Session/Test Code" indicates the session during which the test is offered in the 2002-2003 testing year. There are no session numbers for the CBT tests, which are given by appointment, as explained in Praxis I Computer-Based Testing.

The computer-based tests are offered by appointment through a national network of Prometric(TM) Testing Centers (many Prometric Testing Centers are located inside Sylvan Learning Centers), selected institutional sites, and ETS Field Service Offices. Visit Computer-Based Testing for the locations near you.

You may not take a Computerized PPST test more than once in any given 60-day period. If you do so, the scores from your second or subsequent testing will not be reported and your test fees will not be refunded.

Licensure
Area
Session/
Test Code
Test
Name
Qualifying
Score
All Areas Instructional I &
**Educational Specialist I
10710 PPST Reading 172
20720 PPST Writing 173
10730 PPST Mathematics
(calculator prohibited)
173
OR
5710 Computerized PPST Reading 172
5720 Computerized PPST Writing 173
5730 Computerized PPST Mathematics (calculators prohibited) 173

**Educational Specialist candidates with a baccalaureate degree who hold a current and valid Pennsylvania license as a registered nurse, dental hygienist, psychologist, or social worker and can provide a copy of this Pennsylvania license as part of their application for the related Pennsylvania Educational Specialist certification area are not required to take any tests to receive the related certificate.

All Areas Instructional I
N-3, N-12, K-6 and K-12
30511 Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge *
All Areas Instructional I 30522 Principles of Learning & Teaching:
Grades K-6
167
OR
30524 Principles of Learning & Teaching:
Grades 7-12
167

Individuals seeking certification in any valid K-12 area have the option of taking either 30522, Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades K-6 OR 30524, Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12.

Licensure
Area
Session/
Test Code
Test
Name
Qualifying
Score
Agriculture 10780 Agriculture (PA) 515
Art 10133 Art: Content Knowledge 161
Biology 20235 Biology: Content Knowledge 147
Business, Computers, & Information Technology 10100 Business Education
(four-function calculator is permitted)
560
Chemistry 20245 Chemistry: Content Knowledge (2 hr) 154
Communication 20800 Communication 530
Cooperative Education 10810 Cooperative Education 770
Counseling 20420 School Guidance & Counseling
(contains listening section)
*
Early Childhood Education 10020 Early Childhood Education 530
Earth & Space Science 20571 Earth Science: Content Knowledge 157
Elementary Education 10011 Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment 168
English 10041 English Language, Literature, & Composition: Content Knowledge 160
Environmental Education 10830 Environmental Education *
Foreign Language (Other than French, German, and Spanish) 10840 Foreign Language: Pedagogy 160
...French 20173 French: Content Knowledge
(contains listening section)
170
...German 20181 German: Content Knowledge
(contains listening section)
165
...Spanish 10191 Spanish: Content Knowledge
(contains listening section)
166
General Science 10435 General Science: Content Knowledge 146
Health 20550 Health Education 650
Health & Physical Education 20856 Health & Physical Education: Content Knowledge 146
Home Economics 10120 Family & Consumer Sciences 600
Industrial Arts / Technology Education 10050 Technology Education 620
Library Science 10310 Library Media Specialist 620
Marketing / Distributive Education 10560 Marketing Education 550
Mathematics 10061 Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(graphing calculator required)
136
Music 10113 Music: Content Knowledge
(contains listening section)
158
Physics 10265 Physics: Content Knowledge 140
Principal 11010 School Leadership Licensure Assessment
(Must use SLS bulletin to register)
159
Reading Specialist 20300 Reading Specialist 570
Safety / Driver Education 10860 Safety / Driver Education *
School Psychologist 10400 School Psychologist 560
Social Studies 10081 Social Studies: Content Knowledge 157
Special Education: Hearing Impaired 10271 Education of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students 164
Special Education: Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped 20353 Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge 136
Special Education: Speech / Language Impaired 10880 Teaching Speech to Students with Language Impairments *
Special Education: Visually Impaired 10280 Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 620
Supervisor 10410 Educational Leadership: Administration & Supervision 580
Vocational Instructional I 10710 PPST Reading 172
20720 PPST Writing 173
OR
5710 Computerized PPST Reading 172
5720 Computerized PPST Writing 173
Vocational Instructional II 10890 Vocational General Knowledge 560
30524 Principles of Learning & Teaching: Grades 7-12 167

You may not take a Computerized PPST more than once in any given 60-day period. If you do so, the scores from your second or subsequent testing will not be reported and your test fees will not be refunded.

* Test required -- qualifying score not set, verify with state.

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