Required Passing Scores For Initial Teacher Licensure In Virginia
Register for the PRAXIS Series Online (Praxis information is available in the education department.)
To prepare for Praxis exams please contact .
Whitney’s office hours: Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 in Campus Center 202
The basic skills assessment required for Virginia Licensure can be met in one of the following four ways:
|Examination||Minimum Passing Score|
|PRAXIS I: (minimum composite score must be met)|
|Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or Computerized PPST: Reading||178|
|Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or Computerized PPST: Writing||176|
|Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or Computerized PPST: Math||178|
|or a Composite Score of||532|
|SAT Qualifying Scores for Praxis I* (ALL minimum passing scores must be met)|
|Verbal (after March 2005 – same as Critical Reading portion)||at least 530|
|Mathematics||at least 530|
|ACT Qualifying Scores for Praxis I* (ALL minimum passing scores must be met)|
|English Plus Reading||46|
|Praxis I Math and VCLA (ALL minimum passing scores must be met)|
|Praxis I PPST or Computerized PPST: Math||178|
|Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)||470|
*If you took the SAT or ACT prior to April 1, 1995, please see the education office for qualifying scores.
|Required Virginia Examinations||Minimum Passing Score|
| Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA):
All licensure areas
| Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE)
PreK-3, PreK-6, SPED
Register Online (paper test code – 0306, computer test code – 5306)
*test requirements are scheduled to change January 1, 2014. Contact the education department office for details.
**test requirements are scheduled to change July 1, 2014. Contact the education department office for details.
|Specialty Area Examinations||(Test Codes)||Minimum Passing Score|
|Art: Content Knowledge||(paper-0134, computer-5134)||158|
|Biology: Content Knowledge||(paper-0235, computer-5235)||155|
|Chemistry: Content Knowledge||(paper-0245, computer-5245)||153|
|**Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (PreK-3 & PreK-6)||(paper-0014, computer-5014)||143|
|*English Language, Literature & Composition: Content Knowledge||(paper-0041, computer-5041)||172|
|Health & Physical Education: Content Knowledge||(paper-0856, computer-5856)||151|
|*Mathematics: Content Knowledge||(paper-0061, computer-5061)||147|
|Music: Content Knowledge||(5113)||160|
|Social Studies: Content Knowledge||(paper-0081, computer-5081)||161|
|Spanish: World Language||(5195)||168|
|The following are not Virginia state requirements, but are EMU program requirements:|
|ESL – English to Speakers of Other Languages||(0361)||—|
|Theater Arts – Theatre||(0641)||—|
|Special Education is recommended to take:|
|Special Education: Core Knowledge and Application||(paper-0354, computer-5354)||—|
There is no Praxis II test required for Computer Science.
EMU’s Praxis institutional"Score Recipient"number is – 5181
EMU’s VCLA score recipient number is – 011
Tests must be coded with this number for EMU to receive scores!