United States Virgin Islands Department of Education
Office of Human Resources
U.S. Virgin Islands: Validated Praxis Tests
EVERY NEW TEACHER MUST TAKE THE PRAXIS EXAM. Click on any of the tests below for more information. The number on the right hand side represents the USVI minimum passing score. All Elementary K-6 Teachers hired after 2001 must take the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge exam listed below.
Which Praxis Exam Should You Take?
1. Praxis II – Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (test code 0014 ONLY) is required for elementary education teaching applicant (classroom K-6)
2. PRAXIS I - is required for all Secondary teachers (unless they are out of content, see number 4 below), and also for in-content Elementary teaching applicants applying for Special Subjects, for example: Elementary Music, Elementary Reading, Elementary Special Education, Elementary Physical Education, Elementary Art, etc.
3. PRAXIS I- is required for all vocational teacher applicants
4. PRAXIS II- is required for all secondary and elementary applicants with less than 30 credits (but more than 15 credits) in the content area for which they are applying. This is only for applicants in the subject areas below (please note the applicable test codes):
VALIDATED SUBJECT AREA:
SPECIAL EDUCATION (0353) SCIENCE (0435) READING (0201)
MATHEMATICS (0061) ENGLISH (0041) ESL (0360)
Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas
The U.S. Virgin Islands require the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests for educator licensing. If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).
All Elementary K–6 teachers hired after 2001 must take the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge exam (5014 or 5018).
Required for out of content teachers (less than 30 credits in the following areas):
Required for out-of-content teachers (with less than 30 credits in special education area).
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