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NCLB Highly Qualified

Praxis II Content Tests
To complete EYE requirements and qualify for Level 2 licensure, a Level 1 educator must be NCLB Highly Qualified in at least one of the NCLB license areas in which they are endorsed. Level 1 educators licensed in non-NCLB areas are not held to this requirement.

Early Childhood and Elementary Educators
To become NCLB Highly Qualified, Elementary (K-6 or 1-8) educators must submit a passing score for the Praxis II (5001) Elementary Education: Multiple Subject Test. This test is made up of 4 subtests in Language Arts (5002), Mathematics (5003), Science (5005), and Social Studies (5004). Each subtest will have its own passing score. An individual must pass all 4 subtests to be considered Highly Qualified (HQ)
in Elementary Education. Early Childhood (K-3) educators may submit a passing score for the Praxis II (5022) Early Childhood Education Content Knowledge.

Secondary Educators Endorsed in NCLB Areas
Secondary Educators endorsed in NCLB areas must become HQ before applying for a Level 2 license. Highly-Qualified status applies to educators of core subjects in the following areas: English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Civics and Government, History, and Geography. Additional information regarding HQ status is available at http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/No-Child-Left-Behind.aspx.

Special Education
Special education teachers must be HQ in one area of licensure in order to apply for a Level 2 license. Special Education teachers should consult with their LEA special education department when determining the best test for their educational goals.

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