CO Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Colorado, this program leads to the following teaching license: Elementary Education (Grades K-6).


Content Exam: Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects.

  • OR, if taken between 9/1/2014 and 8/31/2016, Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge. 
    • Note: Candidates who registered before 9/1/2016 for an exam administration after 8/31/2016 are able to use this exam. Passing scores will be accepted for 5 years until 8/31/2021.
  • OR, if passed by 5/6/2017, PLACE (01) Elementary Education. Passing scores will be accepted for 5 years until 5/6/2022.
  • OR, if passed by 8/31/14, Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge. 


Visit these links for more important information:

General information about licensing in Colorado
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Colorado Teaching License


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