College of Education > Student Resources > Academic Success Center > Content Area Tests & Study Guides

Content Area Tests & Study Guides

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Content Area Tests measure how well students know the subject matter they will teach. Each test contains 125 multiple choice questions. 

Tests by Code an​​d Name

Test Code Test
215 Agricultural Education 
216 Business, Marketing, and Computer Education
205 Computer Science
209 Dance
210 Drama/Theatre Arts
206 Early Childhood Education 
152 Early Childhood Special Education 
(for testing through 1/14/2024)
230 Early Childhood Special Education
(first test administration 1/16/2023)
305 Elementary Education (Grades 1–6)
250 English as a New Language
207 English Language Arts
217 Family and Consumer Sciences
298 General Middle Grades (5-8)
312 Gifted Education (NES®)
173 Health Careers
211 Health Education 
155 Learning Behavior Specialist I 
(for testing through 6/4/2023)
290 Learning Behavior Specialist I
(first test administration 6/6/2022)
220 Library Information Specialist
299 Marriage and Family Therapy
208 Mathematics
201 Middle Grades (5–8) Language Arts
202 Middle Grades (5–8) Mathematics
203 Middle Grades (5–8) Science
204 Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science
212 Music
213 Physical Education
221 Reading Specialist 
222 Reading Teacher
235 School Counselor
236 School Nurse
237 School Psychologist 
238 School Social Worker
239 Science: Biology
240 Science: Chemistry
241 Science: Earth and Space Science
242 Science: Environmental Science
243 Science: Physics
244 Social Science: Economics
245 Social Science: Geography
246 Social Science: History
247 Social Science: Political Science
248 Social Science: Psychology
249 Social Science: Sociology and Anthropology
163 Special Education General Curriculum Test
232 Speech-Language Pathologist: Nonteaching
150 Teacher of Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
(for testing through 6/4/2023)
228 Teacher of Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
(first test adminitration 6/6/2022)
151 Teacher of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
(for testing through 1/14/2024)
229 Teacher of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
(first test administration 1/16/2023)
219 Technology Education 
223 Technology Specialist
214 Visual Arts

These tests are for individuals seeking transitional bilingual endorsements, bilingual endorsements, or bilingual approvals.

Test Code Test
055 English Language Proficiency
057 Target Language Proficiency—Arabic
071 Target Language Proficiency—Assyrian
072 Target Language Proficiency—Bosnian
070 Target Language Proficiency—Bulgarian
085 Target Language Proficiency—Burmese
058 Target Language Proficiency—Cantonese
310 Target Language Proficiency—Chin (Haka)
311 Target Language Proficiency—Ewe
074 Target Language Proficiency—Filipino
091 Target Language Proficiency—French
059 Target Language Proficiency—Greek
060 Target Language Proficiency—Gujarati
061 Target Language Proficiency—Hindi
062 Target Language Proficiency—Japanese
094 Target Language Proficiency—Kanjobal
095 Target Language Proficiency—Karen (S'gaw)
309 Target Language Proficiency—Kirundi (Rundi)
063 Target Language Proficiency—Korean
064 Target Language Proficiency—Lao
086 Target Language Proficiency—Lithuanian
312 Target Language Proficiency—Malay
084 Target Language Proficiency—Malayalam
065 Target Language Proficiency—Mandarin
307 Target Language Proficiency—Mongolian
087 Target Language Proficiency—Nepali
066 Target Language Proficiency—Polish
090 Target Language Proficiency—Portuguese
067 Target Language Proficiency—Russian
073 Target Language Proficiency—Serbian
308 Target Language Proficiency—Somali
056 Target Language Proficiency—Spanish
093 Target Language Proficiency—Swahili
092 Target Language Proficiency—Tamil
089 Target Language Proficiency—Telugu
088 Target Language Proficiency—Ukrainian
068 Target Language Proficiency—Urdu
069 Target Language Proficiency—Vietnamese
306 Target Language Proficiency—Yoruba

​Study Guides

Although each state has its own standards and test structure for teacher certification, many of the certification tests use the same test bank of questions. This makes the study guides and practice tests below a useful resource to test your knowledge. Please keep in mind that the ILTS study guide is the only resource for Illinois test standards and structure.

​​​​​If you are a current DePaul College of Education student and would like to make a tutoring appointment, please call us at (773) 325-1652 or email us at