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PRAXIS II Required Tests and PRAXIS I & II Passing Scores

Candidates in all teacher licensure programs must complete the PRAXIS I skills tests in reading, writing, and math.

All candidates should take the PRAXIS II during their senior year and report their scores to the university and the State of Maryland.

The PRAXIS II specialty tests are required for the certification areas listed below. Although PRAXIS II is not a graduation requirement, failing to complete all Maryland certification requirements will make you ineligible for the Maryland license and will complicate your ability to be certified and hired outside of Maryland. 

It is expected that students leaving Maryland after graduation complete these requirements before graduation and apply for Maryland certification.  

We recommend that you complete subject area content knowledge tests when you have completed all of your non-education major requirements.  Pedagogy tests should be completed near the end of your methods courses or early in your student teaching semester.

To access the practice questions, click on the test code.  Be sure to prepare and to register for all tests in your certification area.   

Complete listing of required PRAXIS II tests by certification area

 

PRAXIS I and II Passing Scores

Passing scores in Maryland

Passing scores in all other states