You may send test scores to MSDE in one of the following ways: select MSDE as a test score recipient, notation on a college transcript, photocopy of the original score report, or official verification from another state department of education.
Teacher Candidates applying for certification in all academic content areas must demonstrate mastery of basic reading, writing, and math skills. Those teacher candidates who submit a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on their most recently earned degree are not required to submit a basic skills assessment unless enrolled in a Resident Teacher Certificate program. Candidates who do not have an overall GPA of 3.0, must present one of the assessments listed below.
Teacher candidates applying for certification in a Professional and Technical Education (PTE) area who do not hold a bachelor's degree, are not required to submit a basic skills assessment.
Many colleges and universities in Maryland offer
courses and workshops designed to prepare individuals to take basic skills assessments. Those interested in basic skills preparation should contact the provider directly.
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