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Nevada Teacher Testing Requirements

Prior to Hire

Praxis Core Testing

Apart from the required components within iteachNEVADA (coursework and residency) every future teacher must pass specific exams to demonstrate to schools and the state competency. These exams, called Praxis exams, are administered by the Education Testing Services (ETS.org).

If you take a Praxis in the state of Nevada your scores are automatically sent to the Nevada Department of Education. However, you will need to either email or upload your scores to iteachNEVADA so that our office has record of your passing results.

Praxis Core

The Praxis Core exam is an examination 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.

Unlike the Praxis II for specific subjects, the Praxis Core must be passed prior to earning the ARL Certificate.

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 PPST – Prior to the approval of the Praxis Core, the Praxis PPST was the approved exam for basic skills. If you have passed this exam in the past 5 years, we can use the results.
  • Passed CBEST – The CBEST exam is the California equivalent of the Praxis Core. We can accept passing scores of this exam. To find out more, please click here for test dates and locations.
  • Master’s Degree – Hold a master’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university that required the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to be passed.
  • Undergraduate Degree – Hold an undergraduate degree with a 3.00 GPA (or higher) along with the following GRE scores:
    • At least 420 or 148 on the verbal portion
    • At least 460 or 142 on the quantitative portion, and
    • At least 430 or 3.5 on the analytical portion or analytical writing portion
  • You can find all testing exceptions here, on the Nevada Department of Education’s website.

Elementary Program

If pursuing initial certification in Elementary, you are not required to have the Praxis exam passed before you are provided a Conditional License. Rather, you are required to have the test, below, passed prior to being eligible for your Standard License.

Praxis Subject Exam

Test Code

Passing Score

Elementary (K-8)

5019

155

Secondary Program

Prior to being issued your Conditional License for secondary grade levels, you are required to pass the Praxis Subject exam. This exam covers the specific topics in which you would be expected to teach in the classroom. Here are the areas in which iteachNEVADA currently offers certification. (Note: we are actively seeking to add additional areas, please check back soon!)

Praxis Subject Exam

Test Code

Passing Score

Biological Science (7-12)

5235

145

Physical Science (7-12)

5435

152

Mathematics (7-12)

5161

160

English (7-12)

5038

167

Social Studies (7-12)

5081

152

Physical Education (K-12)

5095

164

Standard Certification Requirements

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 Standard Certification: 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: Grades K-6

5622

160

PLT: Grades 7-12

5624

157

Nevada Praxis Exam Testing Locations

City

Test Center Address

Location

Elko

Great Basin College
STN13964A
1500 College Parkway
ELKO, NV 89801
United States

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Las Vegas

Shepherd School of Language
STN10490A
1280 S. Jones Blvd. #120
LAS VEGAS, NV 89146
United States

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Las Vegas

University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV)
STN15141A
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
LAS VEGAS, NV 89154
United States

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Las Vegas

UNLV
STM0025A
4505 Maryland Parkway
LAS VEGAS, NV 89154
United States

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas – South Valleyview Boulevard
APCN-2201
6625 SOUTH VALLEYVIEW BLVD.
LAS VEGAS, NV 89118
United States

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
APCN-2202
2190 E Pebble Road
LAS VEGAS, NV 89123
United States

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Reno

Reno NV
APCN-2205
5250 Neil Rd
RENO, NV 89502
United States

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Reno

Reno – S. Virginia Street
APCN-2203
2295 S. Virginia Street
RENO, NV 89502
United States

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