How to Pass the Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects 5001 Test

To pass this test, you'll need relevant test prep that contains content and practice questions similar to the exam. You'll also need a comprehensive understanding of the 4 subtests on the test: language arts and reading, math, social studies, and science.

The Praxis 5001 is a multiple subject test broken down into four subtests. The total amount of time allotted for this test is 4.25 hours, and the test is delivered on the computer. Test questions are comprised of selected-response and numeric entry. For the math subtest, you will be provided with an on-screen scientific calculator.

Parts of the Praxis 5001

The Praxis 5001 is a test that is made of four different subtests. The purpose of this test is to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge required to teach the covered subjects at the elementary level. 

5002: Reading and Language Arts

The reading and language arts portion of the Praxis 5001 comprises two sections: 1) reading and 2) writing, speaking, and listening. You have 90 minutes to complete these selected-response questions--approximately 38 questions for reading and 42 questions for writing, speaking, and listening. There are approximately 80 questions on this subtest of the exam.

5003: Mathematics Categories

The mathematics section consists of 50 questions that are a mixture of numeric entry and selected response. Of these 50 questions, approximately 20 are reserved for numbers and operations, 15 for algebraic thinking, and 15 for geometry and measurement, data, statistics, and probability. You have 65 minutes to complete this section. The test provides an on-screen scientific calculator during for the math test.

5004: Social Studies Categories

The social studies test is a 60-minute selected-response test with a total of 60 questions. These questions are broken down into three sections of subject matter – United States history, government, and citizenship (27 questions); geography, anthropology, and sociology (18 questions); and world history and economics (15 questions).

5005: Science Categories

For the science subtest, you are allotted 60 minutes to complete 55 selected-response questions. You will also be provided with the same on-screen scientific calculator that you used during the mathematics portion of the test. There are 17 to 18 of the questions for earth science, 18 to 19 questions for life science, and 18 to 19 questions for physical science.

Where to Start a Praxis 5001 Study Plan

You want to give yourself the best possible chance of passing the Praxis 5001. If you are looking to refresh yourself on the information, check out our webinar, Elementary Education Multiple Subjects 5001, led by Kathleen Jasper, Ed.D.

To gain access to the webinar and free resources, fill out the form. Once you do, you will get the two-hour previously recorded webinar and an abbreviated version of our study guide, all for FREE.

The ETS Praxis Study Companion: Elementary Education Multiple Subjects (5001)

The makers of the Praxis test provide a document study companion for the Praxis 5001, as well as all the other Praxis tests you may be required to take. The document covers everything you will see in your exam, including the areas you need to study before your test. The best part is that they include practice test questions with detailed answer explanations.

This study companion also provides you with the same exam language you will encounter on the test, the content, and the concepts all laid out for you to study.

This video will help you understand and use the study companion.

Praxis 5001 Resources

Besides the free webinars, our products provide teachers with the resources that help them pass the Praxis 5001 test. This test is full of information about every subject you need for an elementary education profession.

Kathleen Jasper has an all-inclusive course covering the entire Praxis 5001. However, if you only need one section because you have passed the others, you can purchase just the section you need. Learn more here:

Kathleen Jasper has also written study guides for this exam. The online courses come with the study guides. However, if you are just looking for the study guide on its own, you can purchase the digital study guides by subtest or you can purchase the full study guide here:

You can get the Praxis II 5001 physical study guide from Amazon:

Create Your Study Plan

For this test, you will need to put in study time, even if you think you know the material. Here is an example of a study plan:


Week 1

Week 2


Practice Test #1 – Take a practice test to find out what areas need the most studying.

(focus the upcoming days on the areas within the subtests that need the most work.

5002- Reading and Language Arts


5002- Reading and Language Arts






5004-Social Studies

5004-Social Studies






Practice Test #3 – Narrow down what you need to review at this time, before your test.


Practice Test #2 – See how your studying has improved your scores.

Try using a different practice test.

Review all subject areas


Don't give up!

Lots of people have to take this test multiple times. Yes, it is an Elementary Education test. However, it is not easy, so give yourself a break if you need multiple attempts to pass. You can do it. We believe in you.

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