Secondary Education Praxis II
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) requires candidates to pass the PRAXIS II exam before they can receive their teaching license. Therefore, passing scores are required for admission to the DSU Secondary Education Program. The purpose of the test is to assess whether the entry-level teacher has the content knowledge that is needed at time of entry to the profession. The correct PRAXIS II test is dependent on the student’s content area. Below is a list of required tests and passing scores for each content area offered at DSU.
Students can create an account at ets.org/praxis to register for a test.
Secondary Education PRAXIS II Tests and Scores
|Art Education: Test 5134||Minimum score of 158|
|Biology Education: Test 5235||Minimum score of 149|
|Biology/Integrated Science Education: Test 5235||Minimum score of 149|
|English Education: Test 5039||Minimum score of 162|
|Mathematics Education: Test 5161||Minimum score of 160|
|Music Education: Test 5113||Minimum score of 156|
|Physical Education: Test 5019||Minimum score of 152|
|Physical Science Composite: Tests 5245 and 5265||Minimum scores of 151 and 136|
|Social Science Composite: Test 5081||Minimum score of 159|
|Spanish Education: Test 5195||Minimum score of 168|
|Theatre Education: Test 5641||Minimum score of 162|