Licensure Testing

To be eligible for student teaching, all student teacher candidates must submit scores for a state-approved content area licensure exam. Students are required to submit passing scores prior to their internship semester. Students are encouraged to take their Praxis II at the end of their Junior year/summer before their student teaching placement. 

Praxis II Registration

  • Register through the ETS website
  • Colorado's agency code: 7040
  • Recipient code for CMU: 4484
  • The code for the test center located at Colorado Mesa University: 5307
  • For instructions on the registration process, see our Praxis II Registration Quick Steps

Select an endorsement area below for more information on required content exams and cut scores.

Education of Young Children
Preparation Materials:
*For tips on signing up, see our Praxis II Registration Quick Steps*

Subjects: all are required

  • EE MS Reading & LA
    • code: 5002
    • required score: 157
  • EE MS Mathematics
    • code: 5003
    • required score: 157
  • EE MS Social Studies
    • code: 5004
    • required score: 155
  • EE MS Science
    • code: 5005
    • required score: 159


Elementary Praxis Preparation Materials

Registration Tips:

  • To register for all 4 subject exams at once, use the 5001 test code.
  • Must pass all 4 subjects.
  • You can take or retake the subject exams separately by using the exam codes above.
  • Students who take the exams separately experience hire passing rates
  • To sign up, see our Praxis II Registration Quick Steps

English Language Arts - Secondary

Mathematics - Secondary General Science - Secondary Social Studies - Secondary Spanish - Secondary

*For tips on signing up, see our Praxis II Registration Quick Steps*

Art: Content and Analysis Grades K-12

Music Grades K-12

Physical Education Grades K-12 

*For tips on signing up, see our Praxis II Registration Quick Steps*

The PLACE exam was replaced by the Praxis II in 2017. Applicants who completed the PLACE exam PRIOR to May 6, 2017 may still use their PLACE scores for their licensure application. PLACE exam scores will be accepted by CDE until May 6, 2022.

Passing score for all PLACE exams is 220.

Prepare for the Praxis

Colorado Department of Education Licensure Information

Praxis CORE

(Undergraduate Students ONLY)

If you are applying to the Teacher Education program after taking EDUC 115/215, you must take the Praxis CORE and be admitted to teacher education prior to taking 300-level or higher EDUC classes. To learn more about taking Praxis Core see our CTE Admission Testing page. To learn more about applying to Teacher Ed, see How to Apply.