Praxis II

Praxis II Requirements

All NPTT students are required to take and pass the appropriate Praxis II Content area test for each approved major and minor endorsement area sought. This requirement is regardless of the state in which you eventually apply for licensure. Please note that it is important to look at your state requirement if you are seeking licensure outside of Montana, as requirements differ from state to state and change frequently. The test(s) must be completed during Year 1 of the NPTT program. Please be sure to register for the test early in order to give yourself ample time in the event that you do not pass on your first try. Tests are offered seven times per year and only in specific test sites.

 

Content Area Major Tests


If your major is… Your test name is… Your test number is… Your passing score is…
Agricultural Education
Agriculture
5701
147
Art
Art: Content Knowledge
5134
158
Biology
Biology: Content Knowledge
5235
151
Chemistry
Chemistry: Content Knowledge
5245
148
English
English language Arts: Content Knowledge
5038
166
Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
5121
148
French
French
5174
162
General Science
General Science: Content Knowledge
5435
152
German
German
5183
163
Health Enhancement
Health & Physical Education: Content Knowledge
5857
147
History
World and US History: Content Knowledge
5941
146
Math
Mathematics: Content Knowledge
5161
160
Music
Music
5113
146
Physics
Physics: Content Knowledge
5265
135
Social Studies
Social Studies: Content Knowledge
5081
155
Spanish
Spanish
5195
168
Technology Education
Technology Education
5051
159

Content Area Minor Tests

If your minor is…

Your test name is…

Your test number is…

Your passing score is…

Art
Art: Content Knowledge
5134
158
Biology
Biology: Content Knowledge
5235
151
Chemistry
Chemistry: Content Knowledge
5245
148
Earth Science
Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge
5571
151
Economics
Economics
5911
150
Family & Consumer Sciences
Family & Consumer Sciences
5121
148
French
French
5174
162
German
German
5183
163
Government
Government/Political Science
5931
149
History
World & U.S. History: Content Knowledge
5941
146
Library Media
Library Media Specialist
5311
128
Math
Mathematics: Content Knowledge
5161
160
Physics
Physics: Content Knowledge
5265
135
Reading
Teaching Reading
5204
159
Spanish
Spanish
5195
168

Score Reporting

You will receive your score(s) from ETS via electronic download. When you receive your scores, please e-mail a copy of your scores to the NPTT office. Do not send the original score report. Put the original in a safe place. You never know when someone will ask you for an official copy of your scores. You have the only official copy, so hang on to it. Low scores on these examinations will affect your status in the program and your ability to participate in a practicum experience. You may retake a test if you do not pass.

State Requirements

Please check the state website for each individual state in which you are planning to seek licensure.

Montana: http://opi.mt.gov/cert/index.html

Wyoming: http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Licensure/BecomingLicensed/tabid/65/Default.aspx

Idaho: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/

Content Tests

Be aware that state passing scores for South Dakota and other state departments of education may be higher.