Depending upon your licensing state, you may be required to take one or more of these PRAXIS II examinations in order to obtain certification in high school mathematics.

Requirements for Licensure

Ohio high school math teachers must pass pedagogy as well content knowledge PRAXIS II examinations. Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Connecticut, on the other hand, require only the PRAXIS II Mathematics: Content Knowledge Exam (0061).

Similar information regarding mandatory tests for certification in high school mathematics is also available through state department of education websites.

The following three PRAXIS II content knowledge exams are often required for high school math certification:

During this PRAXIS II test, examinees answer 50 multiple choice questions on the subject of algebra and number theory, calculus, data analysis and statistics, discrete mathematics, functions, geometry, matrix algebra, measurement, probability and trigonometry. The exam takes two hours and requires a graphing calculator.

The PRAXIS II Mathematics: Proofs, Models, and Problems, Part I exam is a one-hour test that contains two problems, a model and a proof. Each problem is worth 20 percent. The model and proof are each weighted at 30 percent. A graphing calculator is required.

The ETS pedagogy exam for math teachers is comprised of three essay questions worth 33 1/3 percent each. Each question concerns a different aspect of math instruction: preparation, implementation, and assessment. Test takers have one hour to complete this PRAXIS II math test. They may use a calculator.