Praxis Tests in Wyoming

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Praxis Tests Used by the State of Wyoming

To become a licensed educator in Wyoming, teachers of certain age groups and subjects have to demonstrate their competency through Praxis Subject Assessments. These licensure areas are: early childhood education, elementary education, social studies, and special education content areas.

It is only necessary for applicants to take a Praxis test when they are receiving their initial license. However, if they'd like to add endorsements and teach additional subjects, they can take the corresponding Praxis II test.

Early Childhood Education Tests

There are three types of licenses for early childhood teachers. Applicants must take the test intended for the age group they plan to teach or the test required to work with young children with special needs.

Licensure Praxis Exam Name and Test Code Required Passing Score
Early Childhood Education (Birth to Age 8) Education of Young Children (5024) 160
Early Childhood Education Preschool (Birth to Age 5) Pre-Kindergarten Education (5531) 155
Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to Age 5) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (5023) 166

These exams last two or more hours and include between 100 and 120 questions. Applicants must demonstrate that they understand how to identify age-appropriate and developmentally-appropriate activities for students in their age group and assess their progress.

Elementary Education Tests

In order to qualify for licensure to teach students in elementary school, aspiring elementary teachers in Wyoming must take the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Praxis. This test is comprised of 4 subtests. However, if you just need to take or retake one subtest, you can register for one at a time. See this chart:

Licensure Praxis Exam Name and Test Code Required Passing Score
Elementary Education Multiple Subjects (5001) Must pass all subjects
Elementary Education Reading and Language (5002) 157
Elementary Education Mathematics (5003) 157
Elementary Education Social Studies (5004) 155
Elementary Education Science (5005) 159

The reading and language arts subtest is the longest portion of the test. It lasts 90 minutes and contains 80 questions. The mathematics subtest is just over an hour long and has 50 questions, while the science subtest has a 50-minute time allotment for 50 questions. The social studies subtest has 55 questions and a 50-minute time frame.

The purpose of the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Praxis is to ensure applicants understand each of the core subjects sufficiently to teach students in the elementary school grades.

Tests for Social Studies Teachers

There are two social studies licenses, divided by age groups:

Licensure Praxis Exam Name and Test Code Required Passing Score
Social Studies Comprehensive 5-8 Middle School Social Studies (5089) 153
Social Studies Comprehensive 6-12 Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) 158

The Social Studies: Content Knowledge test for grades 6-12 contains 130 selected-response questions, while the Middle School Social Studies exam is comprised of 90 selected-response and 3 constructed-response essay questions. Both tests take 2 hours to complete.

In order to pass these exams, applicants must be capable of showing that they know enough about social studies subjects to instruct students at the chosen grade level.

Tests for Special Education Teachers

If you are a special education teacher who is primarily responsible for students with IEPs, you must be certified in a special subject area. Below is a chart detailing the exam qualifications.

Licensure Praxis Exam Name and Test Code Required Passing Score
American Sign Language as a Foreign Language (K-6, 5-8, 6-12, K-12) ASL Proficiency Interview (0634) 160
Art (K-6, 5-8, 6-12, K-12) Art: Content Knowledge (5134) 160
Drama 6-12 Theatre (5641) 162
Economics 6-12 Economics (5911) 150
Economics, Geography, Political Science and History 5-8 Middle School Social Studies (5089) 153
Economics, Geography, Political Science and History 6-12 Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) 158
Elementary Education Multiple Subjects (5001) Must pass all subjects
Elementary Education Reading and Language (5002) 157
Elementary Education Mathematics (5003) 157
Elementary Education Social Studies (5004) 155
Elementary Education Science (5005) 159
English 6-12 English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039) 168
Geography 6-12 Geography (5921) 157
History 6-12 World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge (5941) 146
Language Arts 5-8 Middle School English Language Arts (5047) 164
Language Arts, Math and Science 5-8 Middle School: Content Knowledge (5146) 150
Math (5-8, 6-12) Middle School Mathematics (5169) 165
Music (K-6, 5-8, 6-12, K-12) Music: Content Knowledge (5113) 156
Political Science 6-12 Government / Political Science (5931) 149
Reading (K-6, 5-8, 6-12, K-12) Teaching Reading (5205) OR Teaching Reading: K-12 (5206) 164 OR TBA
Science 5-8 Middle School Science (5440) 150
Science 6-12 Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) OR Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) OR Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) OR Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) 148 / 151 / 150 / 137
Speech 6-12 Speech Communication: Content Knowledge (5221) 148

These Praxis tests have been constructed to evaluate the subject-area knowledge of individuals who have studied their teaching subject at the college level. For example, the Art: Content Knowledge Praxis is typically taken by individuals who majored in art or art education.

Praxis Testing Centers in Wyoming

Praxis tests are currently delivered through a computer at approved testing centers. If you take your Praxis II test in Wyoming, your scores will automatically be sent to the state board responsible for teacher licensing. If you test in another state, make sure you select the state board as a score recipient or additional report recipient, using the code 8500.

As of August 2019, here are the official Praxis testing centers in Wyoming. (Always check current information on the Educational Testing Services (ETS) Praxis website.)

Testing Center Address
Carbon County Higher Education Center 1650 Harshman St, Rawlins, WY 82301
Casper - Werner Court 951 Werner Ct., Casper, WY 82601
Central Wyoming College Central Wyoming College Library and Test Center, Riverton WY 82501
ETS - University of Wyoming University of Wyoming Testing Center, Laramie, WY 82071
Gillette College 300 W. Sinclair, Gillette, WY 82718
Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave, Sheridan, WY 82801

Praxis Test Prep Materials for Teachers in Wyoming

Now that you know what Praxis tests are used in Wyoming, it's time to start studying for your exam. You'll have to visit the ETS website to pinpoint the test dates for your subject assessment, so that you can align your study schedule with the countdown to the test. Study.com offers study guides for many of the Praxis II exams required in Wyoming, including:

These study guides can be used whenever you have time because you'll have 24/7 access to lessons that are self-paced, and if you have any questions, subject-matter experts are here to help you. Check out the extensive library of Praxis Exam Courses to find the one that's right for you.

Each state has different requirements when it comes to the Praxis. You can learn more about other state-specific Praxis requirements here.

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