Indiana Core Assessment Tests: Special Education-Early Childhood

Content Area and Developmental Tests

Each applicant for an original teaching license must pass the content and pedagogy areas for their license major. It is recommended that all license exam requirements be completed prior to the beginning of the student’s last semester before graduation and/or completion of the last license course requirement. It may require more than one test session to complete all the tests required. 

Notice:  Because the State of Indiana is in a testing transition, up until May 31st, 2014, students can choose either testing Option 1 or Option 2 below in fulfilling the appropriate Decision Point 4 testing requirements. Effective June 1st, 2014 ONLY Option 1 will be available to students.  Should a student choose Option 2 during this transition, the content test(s) (ETS Praxis II) must be passed by May 31st, 2014.  If ALL Praxis II test(s) are not passed by May 31st, 2014, students must take ALL the required Pearson Content Test(s). The pedagogy exam (Pearson) can be passed at any time.


Option 1:  Pearson Content and Pearson Pedagogy

  Test Title  
 Test Code     Passing Score
Early Childhood Education (Pedagogy)
       004
           220
Mild Interventions
       025
           220
*Mild-Reading Instruction
       064
           220

*Not required if you take the Early Childhood or Elementary Core Exams.


Option 2: ETS Praxis II Content and Pearson Pedagogy

Test Title 
 Test Code 
  Passing Score
Early Childhood Education (Pearson Pedagogy)
       004
          220
Ex. Needs Mild-Mod. (ETS Praxis II Content paper or computer)
  0543 or
5543

          158