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Teaching and Leading in the District of Columbia

The Praxis® tests help D.C. educators demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. These tests are important components of D.C. licensure and certification process and include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) — comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments — tests that measure general and subject-specific content knowledge that you need for beginning teaching
  • School Leadership Series — tests for school and district administrators and for other leadership roles

Learn more about teaching and leading in the District of Columbia.


Test Requirements In Your State

Make sure you're taking the right tests for each area of certification you seek.

The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin

Familiarize yourself with the registration process, test day procedures, score reporting and more.

Ready to Take a Praxis Test?

Find out how you can register online, by mail or by phone.

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education

D.C.'s Office of the State Superintendent of Education determines the D.C.'s certification requirements, eligibility standards, Praxis passing score requirements and reciprocity agreements. For more information about the D.C.'s approved educator preparation programs or testing requirements, visit their website.

Visit the District of Columbia OSSE website

Other Programs Used in the District of Columbia


Measures your knowledge and skills in reading, writing and mathematics to assist in classrooms Learn more about Parapro

School Leadership Series

Assesses your entry-level school leadership skills Learn more about SLS