Tests Required for NC Licensure
Always check NC test requirements for the latest information.
The tests listed here are accurate at the time of printing.

All tests are Praxis tests. Some areas require additional Pearson tests as noted.

Current State Board Approved Licensure Examinations

(as of Jan 30, 2017)*


Licensure Area Code Test Score
Elementary
Elementary (K-6)
The following NC Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum (Pearson) tests will be required for K-6 as of October 1, 2014:
Foundations of Reading 229
General Curriculum: Mathematics 227
General Curriculum: Multi-Subjects 227
Middle Grades
Language Arts 78180 5047 164
Mathematics 78200 5169 165
Science 78300 5440 150
Social Studies 78433 5089 149
Secondary
Biology 00310 5235 150
5624 157
Chemistry 00330 5245 152
5624 157
Earth Science 00302 5571 136
English 00100 5038 167
5624 157
Mathematics 00200 5161 160
5624 157
Physics 00320 5265 133
Science (Comprehensive) 00300 5435 151
5624 157
Social Studies (Comprehensive) 00400 5081 158
5624 157
World Languages
French (K-12) 00510 5174 162
German (K-12) 00530 5183 163
Latin (9-12) 00590 5601 146
Spanish (K-12) 00521 5195 168
Special Subjects
English as a Second Language 00110 5361 141
Music 00800 5114 162
Reading (graduate K-12) 00190 5301 164
Exceptional Children
General Curriculum (K-12) 88091
5543 AND 158
The following NC Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum (Pearson) tests AND Praxis 5543 will be required for Special Ed GC as of October 1, 2014:
Foundations of Reading 229
General Curriculum: Mathematics 227
General Curriculum: Multi-Subjects 227
Special Service Personnel
Speech/Lang Path 88082 Effective July 1, 2011, Speech-Language Pathologist testing requirements for North Carolina are determined by the NCBOESLPA.
Curriculum and Instructional Specialist 113 5411 145
Media Coordinator 076 5311 148
School Counselor 005 5421 156
School Psychologist 026 5402 147

* Passing scores on previous State Board approved Praxis II tests must have been earned prior to the effective date of new tests in order to be used to qualify for licensure.

Visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/nc/requirements/ to view current NC Praxis II Testing requirements.

Visit http://www.nc.nesinc.com/for information on new tests for Elementary and Special Ed GC that go into effect October 1, 2014.