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Teaching and Leading in Massachusetts

The Praxis® tests help Massachusetts educators demonstrate their knowledge of basic skills content and pedagogy for the classroom as part of a regulatory amendment to pilot the use of alternative assessments to the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)s. These tests are important components of Massachusetts' licensure and certification process and include:

  • Communication and Literacy — comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs

Learn more about teaching and leading in Massachusetts.


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.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sets Massachusetts' licensure requirements, passing score requirements and reciprocity agreements. For more information about Massachusetts' approved educator preparation programs or testing requirements, visit their website.

Visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website

Other Programs Used in Massachusetts


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