Praxis Subject Assessment Exam

Everything you need to know about the Alabama Praxis Exam

Praxis Subject Tests


The Alabama Department of Education requires each teacher candidate to pass the Praxis Subject Assessment Exam (content tests) for the appropriate certification area.

Certification Areas

Praxis Testing

Our Advisors play an important role in helping you select the certification area that complement your skills and interests.

Middle school teachers (Grades 4-8) will take the Alabama Praxis Subject Assessment prior to admission for the content-specific area below:

  • English Language Arts | Test 5047
  • General Science | Test 5442
  • General Science | Test 5440
  • Mathematics | Test 5169

Secondary school teachers (Grades 6-12) will take the Alabama Praxis Subject Assessment prior to admission for the content-specific area below:

  • Biology | Test 5235
  • Chemistry | Test 5245
  • English Language Arts | Test 5038
  • General Science  | Test 5435
  • Geometry | Test 5163
  • Mathematics | Test 5161
  • Physics | Test 5265
  • Agriscience Education | Test 5701
  • Algebra 1 | Test 5162
  • Business/Marketing Education | Test 5101
  • Career Technologies | Test 5051
  • Computer Science | Test 5652
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education | Test 5122
  • General Social Science | Test 5081
  • Geography | Test 5921
  • Health Education | Test 5551
  • History | Test 5941

All Grades teachers (P-12) will take the Alabama Praxis Subject Assessment prior to admission for the content-specific area below:

  • ESOL | Test 5362
  • French | Test 5174
  • German | Test 5183
  • Spanish | Test 5195
  • Latin | Test 5601
  • Music, Choral | Test 5113
  • Music, Instrumental | Test 5113
  • Theatre | Test 5641
  • Physical Education | Test 5091

Praxis Testing


Teachers seeking certification in Alabama are required to take the Subject Assessment Exam prior to admission into the Alabama Teachers of Tomorrow certification approach. You must take and submit passing scores before gaining enrollment eligibility. The test you take depends on the certification area and grade level you are intending to teach.

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