Adams State students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content exam by the seventh week of the fall or spring semester prior to student teaching. (The student is responsible for all fees and costs).

The Colorado Department of Education does require a passing score prior to an initial teaching license being issued. When registering for the Praxis content exam, designate Adams State University as a Recipient for your test score.

The recipient codes are: Praxis: RA4001

Praxis Content Area Exam

The Praxis® program continues to roll out Praxis tests by computer to provide candidates with increased convenience. Computer-delivered testing gives users access to an expanded network of more than 440 computerized test centers.

Content areas covered by Praxis

  • Art (K-12) #5135
    • Passing score:158
  • Business #5101
    • Passing score: 154
  • Elementary Education:  Three Subject Bundle #5901 and Teaching Reading: Elementary #5205
    • Passing scores: Math 157, SocSt 155, Sci 159, Teaching Reading 159
  • English Language Arts #5038
    • Passing score: 167
  • General Science #5435
    • Passing score: 152
  • Mathematics #5161
    • Passing score: 152
  • Music #5113
    • Passing score: 161
  • Physical Education #5091
    • Passing score: 148
  • Social Studies #5081
    • Passing Score: 150
  • Special Education Generalist #5354
    • Passing score: 151

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