Praxis Information and Resources

What licensure exams do I need to take?  

Visit this link: https://www.ets.org/praxis/ks/requirements/ 

Principles of Learning and Teaching Test

All candidates for an initial teaching license are required to take one of the four Principles of Learning and Teaching tests. You will choose the exam in alignment with the grade level of your program. 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

All candidates seeking their initial teaching license or in an advanced level program leading to a School Specialty License, must complete the required exam(s) in their content area.  

Early Childhood Unified

Education of Young Children

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching

  • Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest
  • Mathematics CKT Subtest
  • Science CKT Subtest
  • Social Studies CKT Subtest

Elementary Education

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching

  • Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest
  • Mathematics CKT Subtest
  • Science CKT Subtest
  • Social Studies CKT Subtest

ECU/Elementary Education Apprentice (TAP Program)

Education of Young Children

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

and/or

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching

  • Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest
  • Mathematics CKT Subtest
  • Science CKT Subtest
  • Social Studies CKT Subtest

MAT-ECU

Education of Young Children

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

Middle Level Education 5-8

Middle School English Language Arts

Middle School Social Studies

Middle School Mathematics

Middle School Science

Secondary Education 6-12

Biology: Content Knowledge

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

Physics: Content Knowledge

All Grades Prek-12

Art: Content Knowledge

French: World Language

Music: Content Knowledge

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

Spanish: World Language

Advanced Programs

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

School Superintendent Assessment

Professional School Counselor

School Psychologist

How do I prepare for the test?

There are a number of resources you can utilize in order to prepare for your licensure exams.

ETS Study Companion and Study Plan

  1. Go to  Kansas Test Requirements 
  2. Choose your Principles of Learning and Teaching test or Test Required for Specific Licensure Area.
  3. Choose the Study Companion (PDF). Review this document.  This document provides you with information about the test, type of questions on the exam, how to develop a study plan and strategy for success, and most importantly the study topics you need to review in order to prepare for the exam.   
  4. Choose the Study Plan (word).  This study plan provides the test content categories and provides a clear picture of the topics that will be addressed in the exam. 

ETS Test Preparation Videos

These test familiarization videos offer important information you should know when getting ready for your test. For a look at what to expect on the day of your test, how to navigate through a Praxis® test and more, visit the Video Library.

Wichita State Ablah Library Resources

There are a number of resources available through the university library.  You can find these Teacher Certification resources at this link: Library Resources

Other Resources

Quizlet: There are a number of resources on this web page that are created by other students.  Make sure you search and utilize resources specific to your exam as designated on Kansas Test Requirements  webpage. 

When should I complete my licensure exams?  

All canidates in an initial licensure program should take their Praxis exams in their final semester

All alternative or advanced licensure programs should communicate with their program faculty as to when to take the Praxis exams.