UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Praxis II Exams

Candidates who are studying to be teachers, pupil services staff are required to take a comprehensive exam in each area they wish to teach per the following Department of Public Instruction Rule.

"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. "

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:

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Useful tips

  • Many of the computer based Praxis® II exams have specific 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 Degree Completion
Early Childhood (EC), Regular Education
(ages Birth - 8)

5014

Elementary Education
Content Knowledgelink

147

Elementary education major  with an early childhood minor
Early Childhood - Middle Childhood (EC-MC), Regular Education (ages Birth -11

5014

Elementary Education
Content Knowledgelink

147

Elementary education all other minors
Graduate initial teacher licensing (elementary)
Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence, (MC-EA), Regular Education (ages 6 -13)

5146

Middle School
Content Knowledgelink
(computer)

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 page

 

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

See ACTFL testing page

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 page

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

5361

English to Speakers of Other Languageslink

143

 

Discontinued Praxis® II exams and their passing scores:

The following list of Praxis® II exams are no longer offered. However, if you previously completed the exam with required passing score, it will be honored for satisfying the testing requirement for teacher licensing.

  • French Education completed before 9/1/2011, French, Content Knowledge, test code (0173),  ≥  156
  • German Education completed before 9/1/2011, German, Content Knowledge, test code (0181) ≥ 153
  • Health Education completed before 8/1/2013, Health Content Knowledge, test code (0550) ≥ 610
  • Spanish Education, completed before 9/1/2011, Spanish Content Knowledge, test code (0191) ≥ 158
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, completed before 9/1/2010, test code (0360) ≥ 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

5038

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge
link

167

Science Education Majors / Minors / Concentrations

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

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

5435

General Science: Content Knowledgelink

154

Mathematics Education  Major / Minor

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

5081

Social Studies: Content Knowledgelink

153

Early Childhood - Adolescence Minors which can be licensed EA-A with an EA-A Major

French Education

Please refer to ACTFL Testing

German Education

Please refer to ACTFL Testing

Health Education

5551

Health Educationlink

151

Spanish Education

Please refer to ACTFL Testing

English as a Second Language

5361

English to Speakers of Other Languageslink

143

 
Discontinued Praxis® II exams

The following list of Praxis® II exams are no longer offered. However, if you previously completed the exam and passed. River Falls & DPI will accept the older test score.

  • English Language, Literature, and Composition:  Content Knowledge before 9/1/2014, test code (0041 or 5041) ≥ 160
  • French Education completed before 9/1/2011, French, Content Knowledge, test code (0173),  ≥  156
  • German Education completed before 9/1/2011, German, Content Knowledge, test code (0181) ≥ 153
  • Health Education completed before 8/1/2013, Health Content Knowledge, test code (0550) ≥ 610
  • Spanish Education, completed before 9/1/2011, Spanish Content Knowledge, test code (0191) ≥ 158
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, completed before 9/1/2010, test code (0360) ≥ 610

 


Secondary Education Early Childhood - Adolescence (EC-A)
Program Test code Test Name Passing Score

Agricultural Education Major

5701

Agriculturelink

147

Art Education Major

5134

Art: Content Knowledgelink

158

French Education Major / Minor

 Please refer to ACTFL Testing

German Education Major / Minor

 Please refer to ACTFL Testing

Health Education

5551

Health Educationlink

151

Health and Human Performance, Physical Education Major

5091

Physical Education: Content Knowledgelink

150

Music Education Major
Instrumental and Choral

5113

Music: Content Knowledgelink

150

Spanish Education Major / Minor

 Please refer to ACTFL Testing


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Major / Minor

5361

English to Speakers of Other Languageslink

143


Discontinued Praxis II® Tests

The following list of Praxis® II exams are no longer offered. However, if you previously completed the exam and passed. River Falls & DPI will accept the older test score.

  • Agricultural Education completed before 9/1/2014, Agriculture, test code (0700), ≥ 510
  • Art Education, Art: Content Knowledge, test code (0133), ≥ 155
  • French Education completed before 9/1/2011, French, Content Knowledge, test code (0173),  ≥  156
  • German Education completed before 9/1/2011, German, Content Knowledge, test code (0181) ≥ 153
  • Health Education completed before 8/1/2013, Health Content Knowledge, test code (0550) ≥ 610
  • Spanish Education, completed before 9/1/2011, Spanish Content Knowledge, test code (0191) ≥ 158
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, completed before 9/1/2010, test code (0360) ≥ 610  
Pupil Services

 

Program

Test code

Test  Name

Passing Score

School Guidance Counselor
(graduate program)

5421

School Guidance and Counselinglink

156

School Psychologist
(graduate program)

5402

School Psychologistlink

147


 Discontinued Praxis® II exams

The following list of Praxis® II exams are no longer offered. However, if you previously completed the exam and passed. River Falls & DPI will accept the older test score.

  • School Counseling:  Content Knowledge before 9/1/2012, test code (0420) ≥ 550
  • School Psychology, before 9/1/2013, test code (0401) ≥ 165 
Speech and Language Pathology

 

Program Test Code Test Name Passing Score
Communicative Disorders
(Graduate program)
5331 Speech Language Pathologylink 162

 Discontinued Praxis® II exams

The following list of Praxis® II exams are no longer offered. However, if you previously completed the exam and passed. River Falls & DPI will accept the older test score.  

  • Speech and Language Pathology before 9/1/2014, test code (5333) ≥ 600
 

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