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Louisiana Praxis Testing Information

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Praxis Exams

Apart from the required components within iteachLOUISIANA (coursework and residency) every future teacher must pass specific Louisiana teacher certification tests to demonstrate to schools and the state competency. These exams, called Praxis exams, are administered by the Education Testing Services (ETS.org). The process to compete Louisiana teacher certification testing can be confusing. Hopefully this page helps!

When registering for your exam, you can select iteachLOUISIANA to be a recipient of your scores by using our school code: 6255. You can also either email or upload your scores to your iteach portal so that our office has record of your passing results.

Every applicant is required to have passed both Praxis CORE and Praxis II Subject to be eligible to enroll in the program.

Praxis Core

The Praxis Core exam is a Louisiana teacher certification test that measures basic skills for educators. This exam has three components: Reading, Writing and Math. Each exam must be passed independently. Even though there is three separate exams for each section, you can register for all three via the combined exam, test #5751. More information can be found below:

Praxis Core Exam Section

Test Code

Passing Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

5712

156

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

5722

162

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

5732

150


Click for great Praxis Core Study Resource / Overview

Praxis Core Exemptions

There are several ways in which to waive the requirement for Praxis Core. The following is an exhaustive list:

  • Passed Praxis I PPST – Prior to the approval of the Praxis Core, the Praxis PPST was the approved exam for basic skills.
  • Master’s Degree – Hold a master’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • SAT Score 1030 (or greater) on Reading and Math sections
  • ACT Score of 22 or greater

Praxis II – Subject

The Praxis II is required to be passed in order to enroll in the program. You can apply and start the application process before it is passed, but it must be passed in order to formally enroll. Below is a complete list of certification areas that we are approved to offer certification. Clicking on the test name will take you immediately to study information regarding the exam.

If you passed an older Praxis II exam which was approved at the time you took it, we can accept those scores.

Early Childhood Grade Level

Test Code

Passing Score

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

5001

All 4 Parts

      Reading Subtest

5002

157

      Mathematics Subtest

5003

157

      Social Studies Subtest

5004

155

      Science Subtest

5005

159

Elementary Education Grade Levels

Test Code

Passing Score

1st Grade – 5th Grade

5001

All 4 Parts

      Reading Subtest

5002

157

      Mathematics Subtest

5003

157

      Social Studies Subtest

5004

155

      Science Subtest

5005

159

Middle School Grade Levels

Test Code

Passing Score

4-8 English/Language Arts

5047

164

4-8 Mathematics

5169

165

4-8 Science

5440

150

4-8 Social Studies

5089

149

High School Grade Levels

Test Code

Passing Score

6-12 Biology

5235

150

6-12 Chemistry

5245

151

6-12 English

5039

168

6-12 General Science

5435

156

6-12 Mathematics

5161

160

6-12 Physics

5265

141

6-12 Speech

5221

146

6-12 Social Studies

5086

160

6-12 Agriculture

5701

147

6-12 Business Education

5101

154

6-12 Family and Consumer Science

5122

153

6-12 Technologies Education

5051

159

All Grade Levels

Test Code

Passing Score

K-12 Art

5134

159

K-12 Health & Physical Education

5857

160

K-12 Music

5113

151

K-12 French

5174

157

K-12 German

5183

157

K-12 Spanish

5195

157

No Approved Praxis Exam Subject Areas

There are eight content areas in which the state of Louisiana’s Department of Education has not approved a Praxis exam to demonstrate subject matter knowledge. Rather, in these eight areas you must have 31 hours of college coursework correlating to the subject area. These areas are:

  • 6-12 Computer Science
  • 6-12 Earth Science
  • 6-12 Environmental Science
  • 6-12 Italian
  • 6-12 Journalism
  • 6-12 Latin
  • 6-12 Marketing
  • K-12 Dance

For details regarding what college coursework would be acceptable for these areas, please click here.

Praxis – Principles of Learning and Teaching

At this point you have passed (or been exempt from) Praxis Core and you have passed Praxis Subject exam. While teaching there is a final exam you must pass to earn your Level 1 Professional Certificate: Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT). Depending on the grade level in which you are teaching, you will take one of the following PLT exams.

Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching

Test Code

Passing Score

PLT: Early Childhood (PK-3)

5621

157

PLT: Grades K-6

5622

160

PLT: Grades 5-9

5623

160

PLT: Grades 7-12

5624

157

 

Please note that there is some overlap between Early Childhood PLT and Elementary PLT. Though there is one Praxis II (5018/5001) for both areas, depending on the subject you are teaching, you will take either Early Childhood or Elementary PLT exam.

World Languages

If you are seeking certification in a foreign language (Chinese, French, German or Spanish) you will NOT take the PLT. You will take the World Languages Pedagogy (#5841) instead.

Praxis Teaching Reading

Every individual pursuing certification in either Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education is required to demonstrate competency in Teaching Reading. This can be complete one of two ways:

  • Nine (9) hours of Reading completed at a regionally accredited college or university, or
  • Pass Praxis Teaching Reading (Test #5204)

With the ability to complete this requirement via college hours, the Praxis Teaching Reading is not a required exam, though most teachers do need to take this exam.

You can find out more about the exam and passing score here: http://www.ets.org/praxis/la/alternate_route/

Louisiana Administrative Code – Section 237, see highlights (PDF, 97kb)

Below are some of the available study material:

Louisiana Praxis Exam Testing Locations

City

Test Center Address

Location

Alexandria

Alexandria, LA
APCN-1313
Louisiana State University at Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, LA 71302

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Alexandria

PROMETRIC TEST CENTER
APCN-5160
1505 Metro Dr.
ALEXANDRIA, LA 71301

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Baton Rouge

ETS – LOUISIANA STATE UNIV.
APCN-7567
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
BATON ROUGE, LA 70803

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge – S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard
APCN-5233
4354 S SHERWOOD FOREST BLVD
BATON ROUGE, LA 70816

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Bossier City

Shreveport – Bossier City
APCN-1308
4350 VIKING DR, STE 3
BOSSIER CITY, LA 71111

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Hammond

Southeastern Louisiana University
STN12882A
900 B West University Ave
HAMMOND, LA 70402

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Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
STN14859A
220 Hebrard Blvd
LAFAYETTE, LA 70503

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Lake Charles

McNeese State University
STN14968A
450 Lawton Drive
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70609

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Mandeville

NTCC St Tammany Testing Center
STN15173A
21454 Koop Drive
MANDEVILLE, LA 70471

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Metarie

New Orleans – Metairie
APCN-0061
2424 EDENBORN AVE.
METAIRIE, LA 70001

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Metairie

New Orleans – Metairie
APCN-5397
2424 EDENBORN AVE
METAIRIE, LA 70001

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Monroe

Louisiana Delta Community College
STN14604B
7500 Millhaven Road
MONROE, LA 71203

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Natchitoches

Northwestern State University
STN14903A
165 Sam Sibley Drive
NATCHITOCHES, LA 71497

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New Orleans

ETS – UNIV OF NEW ORLEANS
APCN-7568
2000 LAKESHORE DRIVE
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70148

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New Orleans

Dillard University
STN13897A
2601 Gentilly Blvd
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70122

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West Monroe

Louisiana Delta West Monroe Campus
STN15092A
609 Vocational Pkwy
WEST MONROE, LA 71292

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