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)
List of Validated Subject Area Praxis II Tests
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