Certification Testing Requirements

New Hampshire Basic Skills:

Candidates in educator preparation programs must demonstrate basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.  There are several ways a candidate may demonstrate their skill.  The most common is the Praxis Core Exam or the SAT waiver.

Content Knowledge

Passing the Praxis II is a New Hampshire Department of Education requirement for certification and a prerequisite for certain graduate programs (Elementary Ed, English and Mathematics) prior to the Internship in Teaching.

Foundations of Reading

Required for Early Childhood, Elementary Education (K-6 and K-8), and the Reading Writing Specialist Certification.

Certification Areas requiring the Praxis II:

K-12 Certification: Art, Music, Physical Education
Art
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Art: Content Knowledge (5134)
Music
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Music: Content Knowledge (5113)
Physical Education
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Physical Education: Content and Design (5095)
5-12 Certification Programs: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science
English
Praxis Core; Praxis II: English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039)
Mathematics: 5-8
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Middle School Mathematics (5169)
Mathematics Education 7-12
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Mathematics Content Knowledge (5161)
Social Studies Education
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Social Studies Content and Interpretation (5086)
Science Education: Life Science
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Bilogy Content Knowledge (5235)
 
PreK-3, K-6, K-8 Certification: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
Early Childhood Education
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Education of Young Children (5024); Foundations of Reading Test
Elementary Education K-6
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Multiple Subjects (5001); Foundations of Reading Test
Elementary Education K-8
Praxis Core; Praxis II: Multiple Subjects (5001); Additional Praxis II test in content area (5047, 5169, 5440, or 5089); Foundations of Reading Test  and additional coursework