Praxis Subject Assessments

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.
PRAXIS  SUBJECT  AREA  ASSESSMENTS

LICENSURE AREA

TEST REQUIRED

TEST CODE

MD SCORE

Agriculture 7-12 Agriculture (Content)
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)
5701
5624
147
157

Art PreK-12

Art: Content and Analysis 

5135

161

Biology 7-12

Biology: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5235
5624

150
157

Braille Proficiency
TBD

Business   Education 7-12

Business Education: Content Knowledge 
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5101
5624

154
157

Chemistry 7-12

Chemistry: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5245
5624

153

157

Chinese Mandarin PreK-12 Chinese (Mandarin)
World Languages: Pedagogy***
5665
5841
165
158
Computer Science 7-12 Computer Science (Content)
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)
5652
5624

149
157

Early Childhood Education PreK-3

Early Childhood Education (Content)**
Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood (Pedagogy)

5025
5621

156
157

Earth/Space 7-12

Earth/Science: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5571
5624

152
157

Economics 7-12 Economics (Content)
Principles of Learning and Teaching (Pedagogy)

5911
5624

150
157

Elementary Education 1-6

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching  (Content)**

CKT: Reading Language Arts Subtest

CKT: Math Subtest

CKT: Science Subtest

CKT: Social Studies Subtest

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 (Pedagogy)  

7801

7802

7803

7804

7805

5622



161

150

154

155

160

English 7-12

English Language, Arts Content: and Analysis
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5039
5624

168
157

Environmental Science 7-12
No Content Assessment 
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

​na
5624
​na
157

ESOL PreK-12

English to Speakers of Other Languages** 

5362

155

Family and Consumer Sciences 7-12 Family and Consumer Sciences (Content)
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)
5122
5624
153
157

French PreK-12

World Languages: French
World Languages: Pedagogy***

5174
5841

162
158

Geography 7-12 Geography
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5921
5624

168
157

German PreK-12

World Languages: German
World Languages: Pedagogy***

5183
5841

163
158

Health PreK-12 Health Education 5551

155
History 7-12 World and US History: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5941
5624

160
157
Latin PreK-12 Latin
World Languages: Pedagogy***

5601
5841

152
158
Marketing 7-12
No Content Assessment
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)
​na
5624

​na
157

Mathematics 7-12

Mathematics: Content Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5161
5624

160
157

Music PreK-12

Music: Content & Instruction 

5114

162

Physical Science 7-12
No Content Assessment
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

​na
5624
​na
157

Physics 7-12

Physics: Content  Knowledge
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5265
5624

143
157

Physical Education PreK-12

Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

169

Political Science  7-12 Government/Political Science (Content)
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5931
5624

149
157

Social Studies     7-12

Social Studies: Content and Interpretation
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5086
5624


153
157

Spanish PreK-12

World Language: Spanish
World Languages: Pedagogy***

5195
5841

168
158

Special Education Infant-3/1-8/6-Adult

Core Knowledge and Applications**

5354

151

Technology Education 7-12

Technology Education (Content)
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (Pedagogy)

5051
5624

159
157

Theater 7-12 Theater (Content)
Principles of Learning and Teaching (Pedagogy)

5641
5624

151
157
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147

Reading*

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education

 

5203

162

*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, in addition to the content and pedagogy assessments identified above, beginning on July 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.

Administrator II

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

6011

165

Middle School (Two content assessments required if graduating from an approved dual program).
Middle School 4-9 Middle School: English/Language Arts
Principles of Learning and Teaching:5-9 (Pedagogy)***

5047
5623

164
160

Middle School: Mathematics
Principles of Learning and Teaching:5-9 (Pedagogy)***
5169
5623
165
160
Middle School: Science
Principles of Learning and Teaching:5-9 (Pedagogy)***
5440
5623
150
160

Middle School: Social Studies
Principles of Learning and Teaching:5-9 (Pedagogy)***

5089
5623

154
160


***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.

World Languages:  

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.