What Praxis do I take?

To qualify for an educator license in Arkansas, applicants must complete the required degree, coursework and tests, including:

  • completion of an approved program at an Arkansas institution, or if an out-of-state applicant, graduation from a regionally or nationally accredited institution
  • submission of an official transcript indicating at least a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree when required) to the Office of Professional Licensure
  • verification of successful completion of the grade-level-appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching test and the appropriate Praxis II® Subject Assessments (when applicable); see Arkansas Test Requirements table for specific score requirements (click on SECONDARY  and find your major subject area).

For more information on educator licensure in Arkansas, visit the Educator Licensure section of the Arkansas Department of Education website.

For a 7-12 Mathematics license, students need to complete one of the following majors + the STEM education minor + the Mathematics Praxis Content Knowledge + Praxis PLT:

For a 7-12 Life Science license, students need to complete one of the following majors + the STEM education minor + the Biology Praxis Content Knowledge + Praxis PLT:

For a 7-12 Physical Science license, students need to complete one of the following majors + the STEM education minor + the Physical Science Praxis Content Knowledge + Praxis PLT: