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

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The basic skills assessment, required by Virginia for admission to teacher education in all licensure areas, can be met in one of the following four ways:

Examination Minimum Passing Score
1. Core Academic Skills for Educators: (If you took the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests prior to Jan. 1, 2014, contact the education department for qualifying scores.)
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 156
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 162
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 150
2. VCLA and Core: Math (If you took the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests prior to Jan. 1, 2014, contact the education department for qualifying scores.)
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 150
Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) 470
3. SAT Qualifying Scores to replace Core Academic Skills tests*
Total Score 1100
Verbal (after March 2005 – same as Critical Reading portion) at least 530
Mathematics at least 530
4. ACT Qualifying Scores to replace Core Academic Skills tests*
Composite Score 24
English Plus Reading 46
Mathematics 22

*If you took the SAT or ACT prior to April 1, 1995, please see the education office for qualifying scores.

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Required Examinations for Virginia and EMU Minimum Passing Score
Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA):
All licensure areas
Register Online
470
Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE)
PreK-3, PreK-6, SPED
Register Online (paper test code – 0306, computer test code – 5306)
157

PRAXIS II:

*test requirements changed January 1, 2014. Contact the education department office for qualifying test and scores if you took a test prior to January 1, 2014.
**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 Arts: Content Knowledge (computer-5038) 167
Health & Physical Education: Content Knowledge (paper-0856, computer-5856) 151
*Mathematics: Content Knowledge (computer-5161) 160
Music: Content Knowledge (computer-5113) 160
Social Studies: Content Knowledge (paper-0081, computer-5081) 161
Spanish: World Language (computer-5195) 168
The following are not Virginia state requirements, but are EMU program requirements:
ESL – English to Speakers of Other Languages (paper-0361)
Theater Arts – Theatre (paper-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!