You may send test scores to MSDE in one of the following ways: notation on a college transcript, photocopy of the original score report, or official verification from a state department of education.
*Professional certificate holders with certification in early childhood, elementary, or special education at the early childhood and elementary levels may test out of the reading requirement (12 semester hours) by meeting the qualifying score on the above Praxis subject assessment.
**Those candidates applying for certification in the areas of early childhood, elementary, special education (all grade bands), and ESOL will be required to present the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary Education assessment, beginning on September 1, 2019. If you are enrolled in a Maryland approved educator preparation program, you should work directly with your program to assure you understand your testing requirements.
(Two content assessments required if graduating from an approved dual program)
*** This pedagogy test is not required for graduates of approved teacher preparation programs in world languages or middle school. It is a requirement only for candidates completing certification through transcript analysis or alternative preparation programs.
Please note that applicants seeking certification in a world language may meet the testing requirement by presenting qualifying scores on the Praxis content assessment in the specific language
or presenting qualifying scores on both the
ACTFL OPI and WPT for that language. The pedagogy test (5841) is not required for graduates of approved teacher preparation programs in world languages. It is a requirement only for candidates completing certification through transcript analysis or through alternative preparation programs.
NTE qualifying scores as of January 1, 2011 are no longer accepted unless accompanied by a valid, professional out-of-state certificate.
Applicants must meet current testing requirements at the time of application.
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