Center for Additional Teaching Licenses
PRAXIS II Exams
|WI Licensure||Test Code||Test Name||Qualifying Score|
|Art: Content Knowledge||158|
|English, Journalism, Speech Communication||5038||English Language: Content Knowledge||167|
|Mathematics||5061||Mathematics: Content Knowledge||160|
|Music||5113||Music: Content Knowledge||150|
|Physical Education||5091||Physical Education: Content Knowledge||150|
Earth & Space Science
Life & Environmental Science
|5435||General Science: Content Knowledge||154|
|Broadfield Social Science
|5081||Social Studies: Content Knowledge||153|
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) – Foreign Language Majors and Minors are required to take the ACTFL tests for Teacher Licensure. Language Testing International administers these tests.
The computer-based test assesses proficiency in and understanding of reading and writing content knowledge, literacy development and instruction.
A passing score on the Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) is required for licensure in the state of Wisconsin. That means you will not receive a teaching license unless you pass the FORT (in addition to other licensing requirements).
Educators who are REQUIRED to take the FORT:
- An educator who holds a provisional teaching license and wants to add on a K-5 regular education, special education or reading teacher license must pass the FORT.
- An educator who holds a license with unmet statutory stipulations who wants a K-5 regular education, special education or reading teacher license must pass the FORT.
Educators who are NOT required to take the FORT:
- An educator who holds a life license in the teacher category who wants to add on a K-5 regular education, special education or reading teacher license does not have to take the FORT.
- An educator who held a life license in K-5 regular education, special education or reading teacher license whose license lapsed or was invalidated does not have to take the FORT.