Academic & Student Affairs

PECT and Praxis II

Early Childhood Education - PECT PreK-4

Test # of Questions Testing Time
Early Childhood Education PECT PreK-4 Summary
Module 1 36 45 minutes
Module 2 45 75 minutes
Module 3 45 90 minutes

Scoring

Minimum qualifying score:

  • Module 1 - 197
  • Module 2 - 193
  • Module 3 - 193

For information about qualifying scores, visit: http://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers%20-%20Administrators/Certifications/Pennsylvania%20Certification/Pages/default.aspx#tab-1

Special Education Concentration - PECT Special Education PreK-8

Test # of Questions Testing Time
PECT Special Education PreK-8 Test Summary
Module 1 41 60 minutes
Module 2 41 60 minutes

Scoring

  • Performance criterion (minimum qualifying score): 220 per module

Middle Grades Education - Praxis II

To be certified in Middle Level 4-8, all candidates need to take:

Test Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle Level 4-8 Required Praxis II Tests
Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Core Assessment
(calculator allowed).
5152 *
Pedagogy Subtest 5153 162
English Language Arts and Social Studies Subtest 5154 152
Mathematics and Science Subtest 5155 164

Middle Grades Subject Concentration Test(s)

Test takers seeking certification in Middle-Level 4-8 must ALSO take the Subject Concentration test(s) for the area(s) they plan to teach. 

To be certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle Level 4-8 Subject Concentration Praxis Test(s)
Middle Level Citizenship Education 4–8 Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject
Concentration: Social Studies
5157 150
Middle Level English 4–8 Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: English Language Arts 5156 156
Middle Level Mathematics 4–8 Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: Mathematics
(Calculator allowed.)
5158 173
Middle Level Science 4–8 Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: Science
(Calculator allowed.)
5159 156

Secondary Education - Praxis II

To be certified in the following subject areas for Secondary Education, candidates need to take the designated test(s).

To be certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Secondary Education Subject Area Praxis Test(s)
Biology 7–12 Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 147
Chemistry 7–12 Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 154
English 7–12 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
French K–12 French: World Language 5174 162
General Science 7–12 General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 146
German K–12 German: World Language 5183 163
Physics 7–12 Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 140
Social Studies 7–12 Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 157
Spanish K–12 Spanish: World Language 5195 168

Career and Technical Education - Praxis II

To be certified in the following subject areas for Career and Technical Education, candidates need to take the designated test(s).

To be certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Career and Technical Education Subject Area Praxis Test(s)
Business, Computers & Information Technology K–12 Business Education: Content Knowledge
(calculator allowed)
5101 154
Family and Consumer Sciences K–12 Family and Consumer Sciences
Required through 2/28/2015.
5121 162
Family and Consumer Sciences K–12 Family and Consumer Sciences
Required beginning 3/1/2015.
5122 153
Family and Consumer Sciences K–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge
Required beginning 3/1/2015.
5857 160
Marketing/Distributive Education K–12 Marketing Education 5560 144
Technology Education K–12 Technology Education 5051 159