Test Eligibility

Lamar University Proficiency Tests Eligibility

All Educator Preparation Candidates are required to take each test during or completion of the courses listed below.

TEST NAME and NUMBER                             COURSE

EC-6 CORE Subjects ELAR (801)                     READ 3390

4-8 CORE Subjects ELAR (806)                       READ 3393

4-8 ELAR (117)                                             READ 4305

EC -6 CORE Subjects Math (802)                    3350

4-8 CORE Subjects Math (807)

4-8 Math (115) 

EC -6 CORE Subjects Social Studies (803)       3351

4-8 CORE subjects Social Studies (808)

4-8 Social Studies (118)

EC-6 CORE Subjects Science (804)                 3352

4-8 CORE Subjects Science (809)

4-8 Science (116)

4-8 Math/Science (114)

EC -6 Core Subjects FA, Health & PE (805)      MUSI 3371

EC -12 Special Education (161)                       4307/4311

EC-12 PPR (160)                                            4340/4380/5345

EC -12 Health (157)                                       3380

EC -12 Music (177)

EC-12 Art (178)

EC-12 Physical Education (158)

7-12 Math (235)

7-12 Social Studies (232)

7-12 History (233)

7-12 ELAR (231)

7-12 Life Science (238)

7-12 Science (236)

The following exams require a Department Approval before you are allowed to test:

EC-12 Art                                              7-12 Math                          7-12 Life Science

EC-12 Dance                                         7-12 Social Studies          7-12 Science

EC-12 Health                                          7-12 History                      EC-12 ASL           

EC-12 Music                                           7-12 ELAR                         EC-12 LOTE

EC-12 Physical Education

3380 Students:

  • If your content area is:
    • EC -12 Health
    • EC -12 Music
    • EC -12 Art
    • EC -12 Physical Education
    • 7-12 Math
    • 7-12 Social Studies
    • 7-12 History
    • 7-12 ELAR
    • 7-12 Life Science
    • 7-12 Science

You must get a departmental approval before you are allowed to take a Lamar Proficiency Test. Contact the department and request that a departmental approval form be sent to the TExES testing office.

  • If your content area is:
    • EC -12 Dance
    • EC -12 ASL
    • EC -12 Spanish
    • EC -12 French

Undergraduate Educator Preparation Program Candidates:

Lamar Proficiency test is a prerequisite to the clinical teaching semester and recommendation to register for the TExES exam. The passing score required is 240 or above for the content and pedagogy and professional responsibilities (PPR) tests.

Post-Baccalaureate Educator Preparation Program:

Lamar Proficiency test is a prerequisite for recommendation to register for the TExES state exam.  The passing score required is 240 or above for all required content and pedagogy and professional responsibilities (PPR) tests.

Post-Baccalaureate candidates will not take a Lamar Proficiency test prior to completing the transition points as indicated below, and are expected to take:

  • The Content Area Proficiency Test may be taken upon application to the PB program as a benchmark to determine content course work on the deficiency plan and
  • The Content Area Proficiency Test should be taken at least once during the enrollment PEDG 5330. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending or previously attended the class to register for the EC-12 PPR Proficiency Test.
  • The Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) should be taken at least once during the enrollment in PEDG 5350. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending or previously attended the class to register for the EC-12 PPR Proficiency Test. 

For additional information, please visit our FAQ page.

PLEASE NOTE: Lamar Proficiency Tests Eligibility is subject to change at any given time.

Proficiency Test Offered

Tests are administered Computer Based unless Marked *

TEST CODE             TEST NAME                       TIME LIMIT 

160

EC - 12 Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities

5 hours

 

EC-6 Core

291

EC-6 Core Subjects

5 hours

EC-6 Core- Full Test

801

EC-6 Core English, Lang. Arts, Reading

1 hr. 45 min.

802

EC-6 Core Math

1 hour

803

EC-6 Core Social Studies

35 min.

804

EC-6 Core Science

40 min.

805

EC-6 Fine Arts, Health, Physical Education

40 min.

4-8 Core Subjects / 4-8 Tests Codes

211

4-8 Core Subjects

5 hours

4-8 Core Full Test-Calculator Provided

806

4-8 Core English, Lang. Arts & Reading

1 hr. 55 min.

 

807

4-8 Core Math

1 hr. 55 min.

Approved Calculator Provided

808

4-8 Core Social Studies

50 min.

809

4-8 Core Science

50 min.

117

4-8 English, Lang. Arts & Reading

5 hours

115

4-8 Math

5 hours

114

4-8 Math/Science

5 hours

116

118

4-8 Science

4-8 Social Studies

5 hours

5 hours

 

 

7-12 Test Codes

231

7-12 English, Language Arts, & Reading

5 hours

233

7-12 History

5 hours

238

7-12 Life Science

5 hours

235

7-12 Math*

5 hours

Approved Graphing Calculator Allowed

237

7-12 Physical Science

5 hours

236

7-12 Science*

5 hours

232

7-12 Social Studies

5 hours

EC-12

158

Physical Education

5 hours

157

Health

5 hours

161

Special Education

5 hours

Approved Calculator Provided

177

Music

5 hours