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Maryland

Maryland Test Requirements

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. For test prep materials, click the test title. Once you know which tests you should take, schedule your test.

Unless it’s specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, you can’t use a calculator on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).
 


NTE qualifying scores as of January 1, 2011, are no longer accepted unless accompanied by a valid, professional out-of-state certificate. For those subject matter certification areas not listed, the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests are required.

Score reporting

  • If you test in Maryland at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Maryland, your score report will be sent automatically to the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Maryland or your Praxis profile address is not in Maryland, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Maryland State Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Maryland State Department of Education, you must select the Maryland State Department of Education (state code 7403) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Maryland State Department of Education (state code 7403) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for all licensure areas

All teacher applicants who do not have a GPA of 3.0 on their most recently earned degree must present qualifying scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests or meet the PPST®, the SAT®, ACT® test or GRE® General Test requirements. Scores on the prior version of the Core Academic Skills for Educators (5712, 5722, 5732) will be accepted as long as the tests were taken on or before June 30, 2020.

In place of the Core tests, Maryland will accept the following options from candidates:

  • The PPST taken prior to September 2014: combined math, reading and writing score of 527
  • The SAT taken after January 1, 2019: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math score of 1180.
  • The SAT taken after April 1995 through December 31. 2018: combined math and verbal (critical reading) score of 1100
  • The SAT taken prior to April 1995: math and verbal (critical reading) score of 1000
  • The ACT composite score of 24 (ACT composite score is the average of the tests)
  • The GRE General Test: composite of the combined verbal and quantitative score of 297. Candidates who took the GRE test prior to September 2011 will use the old composite score of 1000.

To Be Certified in


All Areas

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

156

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

162

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

150

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

 

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in


Early Childhood Education

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Early Childhood Education

and ____________________

5025

156

Teaching Reading: Elementary

and ____________________

5205

159

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

or

5621

157

PPAT® Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
An alternative state-approved performance assessment.

To Be Certified in


Elementary Education

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

  TBA
An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
and ____________________    

Teaching Reading: Elementary

and ____________________

5205

159

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

7811

¹, ²

Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest

7812

161

Mathematics CKT Subtest

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

7813

150

Science CKT Subtest

7814

154

Social Studies Subtest

7815

161

1 To pass the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (7812, 7813, 7814, 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

2 Individuals who have already taken all or part of the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7801) test may combine those subtests with subtests taken from Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) to meet the requirement provided the scores were submitted on or before September 30, 2021.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle School English

Middle School English Language Arts

and ____________________

5047

164

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9³

or

5623

160

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Middle School Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

and ____________________

5164

157

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9³

or

5623

160

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Middle School Science

Middle School Science

and ____________________

5442

152

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9³

or

5623

160

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
 

An alternative state-approved performance assessment.

Middle School Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies

and ____________________

5089

154

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9³

or

5623

160

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.


3 Middle School candidates who graduate from in- or out-of-state approved programs do not need to take the Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades 5–9 (5623) test. Those who are certified through transcript analysis and alternative preparation programs must take the Principles of Teaching and Learning: Grades 5–9 (5623) test.

 To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture

Agriculture

and ____________________

5701

147

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
 

An alternative state-approved performance assessment.

Biology

Biology: Content Knowledge

and ____________________

5235

150

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

and ____________________

5245

153

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Computer Science

Computer Science

and

5652

149

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Earth/Space Science

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

and ____________________

5571

152

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Economics

Economics

and ____________________

5911

150

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
English

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

and ____________________

5039

168

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Geography

Geography

and ____________________

5921

168

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
History

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

and ____________________

5941

160

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Mathematics

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

and ____________________

5165

159

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Physical Science

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Physical Science

and ____________________

5485

157

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Physics

Physics: Content Knowledge

and ____________________

5265

143

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
 

An alternative state-approved performance assessment.

Political Science

Government/Political Science

and

5931

149

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Social Studies

Social Studies: Content and Interpretation

and ____________________

5086

153

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Theatre

Theatre

and ____________________

5641

151

 

Accepted through June 30, 2025

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

 or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content and Analysis

5135

161

English to Speakers of Other Languages

English to Speakers of Other Languages

and

5362

163

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

Health Health Education

5551

155

Music Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

Physical Education Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

169

To Be Certified in


Montessori Professional Certificate

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

For additional information, please check the Maryland State Department of Education website for foreign language testing options available to candidates.

Foreign language candidates who graduate from in- or out-of-state approved programs do not need to take the World Languages Pedagogy test. Those who are certified through transcript analysis and alternative preparation programs must take the World Languages Pedagogy test.

 

 To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Montessori Professional Certificate Teaching Reading: Elementary 5205 159
Chinese

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

and

5665

165

  World Languages Pedagogy

5841

158

French

French: World Language

and

5174

162

  World Languages Pedagogy

5841

158

German

German: World Language

and

5183

163

  World Languages Pedagogy

5841

158

Latin

Latin

and

5601

152

  World Languages Pedagogy

5841

158

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

and

5195

168

  World Languages Pedagogy

5841

158

To Be Certified in


Principal, Administrator II

 

You Need to Take Code Qualifing Score

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

151

To Be Certified in


Special Education

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

163

Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Business Education

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

and ____________________

5101

154

 

Accepted through June 30, 2022

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

and ____________________

5122

153

 

Accepted through June 30, 2022

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.
Technology Education

Technology Education

and ____________________

5051

159

 

Accepted through June 30, 2022

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

or

5624

157

 

PPAT Assessment

(Must use the PPAT Assessment website to register.)

or

  TBA
  An alternative state-approved performance assessment.

To Be Certified in


School Psychologist

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
School Psychologist

5402

147

Applicants or current certificate holders with certification in early childhood, elementary or special education at the early childhood and elementary levels may test out of the Maryland state reading requirement (12 semester hours) by meeting the qualifying score on the following test:

 

To Be Certified in


Reading

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Teaching Reading: Elementary

5205

159


TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the score is required.

For further information, visit Maryland State Department of Education or call the Maryland Certification Information Line at 1-410-767-0412 or 1-866-772-8922.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin (PDF).


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