Praxis II Exams

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in accordance with PI 34 Wisconsin Administrative Code, requires all educators who complete, after August 31, 2004, a professional education program for which a Praxis II Subject Assessment is required, to take the Wisconsin specified test in their licensure area(s) in order to be endorsed by their institution of higher education for a state education license. 

(You must register approximately one month prior to the date of the exam.) If you wish to be licensed in your minor, you may need to take additional tests. 

Registration Information

It is strongly suggested that you attempt the Praxis II at least one year before you plan to student teach.  For detailed information about registering for the exam(s) please refer to Educational Testing Services (ETS) web site:

ETS Registration homepagelink

Praxis computer based test schedule for 2013 - 2014link

Registration tips

  • Paper test registration due dates are typically a minimum of one month before the test is administered.   Late registration is very expensive.
  • Many of the computer based Praxis II exams have specificed dates they are offered!
  • UW - River Falls Institution code is 1918 for all Praxis II exams except the Speech Pathology test.
  • Score reports will be sent to you via e-mail
  • Print a copy of your score report for your records
  • Save a copy of the PDF file somewhere safe

 

Elementary Education (EC, EC-MC, MC-EA)

Praxis II exams by major / minor area

 Important Issues for Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence (MC-EA) Regular Education Candidates

Wisconsin Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) teaching candidates are required to complete a state approved minor. Each college/university identifies the minors it offers for this license and which ones are licensable based on its program approval. Candidates with approved licensable minors in mathematics or computer science, language arts areas, social studies areas and science areas are covered by the Praxis II Middle School Content Knowledge test required of all MC-EA program candidates and therefore are not required to take the Praxis II in those specific categories. They will obtain a license to teach regular MC-EA and in their minor at the MC-EA level. Candidates who minor in the following areas who wish to be certified at the MC-EA level in those minors must take the corresponding Praxis II test: foreign language, English as a Second Language, health, or theatre.

Program / License

Test Code

Test Name

Passing
Score

Early Childhood Transition to Degree
Early Childhood (EC), Regular Education
(ages Birth - 8)

0014



5014

Elementary Education
Content Knowledgelink
(paper)
or
Elementary Education
Content Knowledgelink
(computer)

147

Elementary Education With an
Early Childhood Minor
Early Childhood - Middle Childhood (EC-MC), Regular Education (ages Birth -11)

0014



5014

Elementary Education
Content Knowledgelink
(paper)
or
Elementary Education
Content Knowledgelink
(computer)

147

Elementary Education all other minors
Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence, (MC-EA), Regular Education (ages 6 -13)

0146



5146

Middle School
Content Knowledgelink
(paper)
or
Middle SchoolNew logo
Content Knowledge
(computer)
(available November 2011)

146

 Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Minors which require an Additional Praxis II Exam

Elementary Education Major, with French Education
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence, French Education (ages 6-13)

See ACTFL
Testing

If completed before 9/1/2011
French Content Knowledge
(test 0173)

156

Elementary Education Major, with German Education
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence, German Education (ages 6-13)

See ACTFL
Testing

If completed before 9/1/2011
German Content Knowledge
(test 00181)

153

Elementary Education Major, with Health Education**
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence, Health Education (ages 6-13)

5551

Health Education Content Knowledgedocumentlink

151

Elementary Education Major, with Spanish Education
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence, Spanish Education (ages 6-13)

See ACTFL
Testing

If completed before 9/1/2011
Spanish Content Knowledge
(test 0191)

158

Elementary Education Major, with TESOL Education*
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence, 
English as a Second Language (ages 6-13)

0361 or 5031

English to Speakers of Other Languageslink

143

 

* If you completed the TESOL exam prior to 9/1/2010 the test will be honored (English as a Second Language, test 0360, passing score = 530)

** If you completed the Heath exam prior to 8/1/2013 the test will be honored (Health Education, test 0550, passing score = 610)

Secondary Education Early Adolescence - Adolescence (EA-A)
Program Test Code Test Name Passing Score

English Education:English Major/Minor,
and Broad Area English Major

0041 or 5041

English Language, Literature, and Composition:  Content Knowledgelink

160

Science Education Majors / Minors / Concentrations

  • Broad Field Science (general) Major
  • Broad Field Physical Science Major
  • Biology Major/Minor/*Concentration
  • Chemistry Major/Minor/*Concentration
  • Geology (earth science) Major/Minor/*Concentration
  • Physics Major/Minor/*Concentration

*Concentrations are completed as part of the Broad Field Science Major

0435 or 5435

General Science: Content Knowledgelink

154

Mathematics Education  Major / Minor

0061 or 5061

Mathematics: Content Knowledgelink

135

Broad Field Social Studies Education Major / Minors / Concentrations

  • Broad Field Social Studies (all) Major
  • Economics Minor / *Concentration
  • Geography Minor / *Concentration
  • History Minor / *Concentration
  • Political Science / *Concentration
  • Psychology Minor / *Concentration
  • Sociology Minor / *Concentration

* Concentration are completed as part of the Broad Field Social Studies Major

0081 or 5081

Social Studies: Content Knowledgelink

153

 

Notes:  In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.


Secondary Education Early Childhood - Adolescence (EC-A)

Test codes which begin with a "5" are computer based exams.
Test codes which begin with a "0" are paper based exams.

Program Test code Test Name Passing Score

Agricultural Education Major

0700

Agriculturelink

510

Art Education Major1

0134 & 5134

Art: Content Knowledgelink

158

French Education Major2 / Minor6
No Praxis Available See ACTFL Testing

NA

NA

NA

German Education Major3 / Minor6
No Praxis Available See ACTFL Testing

NA

NA

NA

Health Education Major / Minor7

5551

Health Educationlink

151

Health and Human Performance, Physical Education Major

0091 or 5091

Physical Education: Content Knowledgelink

150

Music Education Major
Instrumental and Choral

0113 or 5113

Music: Content Knowledgelink

150

Spanish Education Major4 / Minor6
No Praxis Available See ACTFL Testing

NA

NA

NA

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages5 (TESOL) Major / Minor6

0361 or 5361

English to Speakers of Other Languageslink

143

  1. Students who passed the exam, Art: Content Knowledge, test code 0133, with a score of 155 or higher do not

  2.  need to retake the new art exam.

  3. Students who passed the exam, French Content Knowledge, test code 0173, with a score of 156 or higher do not need to retake the  new ACTFL exam.

  4. Students who passed the exam, German Content Knowledge, test code 0181, with a score of 153 or higher do not need to retake the new ACTFL exam.

  5. Students who passed the exam, Spanish Content Knowledge, test code 0191, with a score of 158 or higher do not need to retake the new ACTFL exam.

  6. Students who passed the exam, English as a Second Language, test code 0360, with a score of 530 or higher do not need to retake the new ESL exam.

  7. Modern Language and TESOL minors are only EC-A licensable with a Modern Language or TESOL major.  Modern Language or TESOL minors are EA-A licensable with all other secondary education majors

  8. Health Education is only EC-A licensable with a Physical Education major.  Health education is EA-A licensable with all other secondary education majors. The Health Education exam was regenerated.  The passing score for exam 0550 was 610.  This is considered a passing score for this specific exam.

Testing Requirements for French, German, Spanish Education

Beginning September 1, 2011 the state of Wisconsin is changing the testing requirement for World Language teacher licensing.  Wisconsin will continue to accept passing scores for
Praxis II in French, German, or Spanish that were completed before 9/1/2011 but the exams will not be offered after that date.

The new test will be offered through the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL) and administered by Language Testing International (LTI)link.  The specific exam are: 

  • The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
  • The ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)

These exams do not use traditional "cut scores" but instead measure a candidates language proficiency based on the following scale:

Superior 
Advanced High 
Advanced Mid   
Advanced Low  
Intermediate High <-  Wisconsin minimum level of proficiency 
Intermediate Mid  
Intermediate Low  
Novice High  
Novice Mid  
Novice Low

Please check back for more information regarding registration and test preparation.

Pupil Services

 

Program

Test code

Test  Name

Passing Score

School Guidance Counselor1
(graduate program)

5421 or 0421

School Guidance and Counselinglink

156

School Psychologist
(graduate program)

0401

School Psychologistlink

165


1. The School Counselor exam was updated  9/1/2012. The department will honor scores for candidates who completed the 0420 exam, and received a qualifying score of 550.
Speech and Language Pathology

 

Program Test Code Test Name Passing Score
Communicative Disorders
(Graduate program)
0330 or 5330
Speech Language Pathologylink 600

 

When registering for this exam please use 0329 for the institution reporting code.


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