Maryland BA Special Education/ Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements
In Maryland, this program leads to certifications in Elementary Education Grades 1-6, Special Education 1-8 and 6-12.
Elementary Education/ Special Education Exams and Requirements:
|Elementary Education Content Exam||
For test dates 9/1/2019 or after:
For test dates 7/1/2018-8/31/2019:
For test dates 6/30/2018 or before:
This exam is required for graduation and to be recommended for licensure.
Passing Praxis 5019 scores obtained on or before 6/30/2018 may be used to meet the content exam requirement for Maryland licensure until 6/30/2020. No Praxis 5019 score achieved on or after 7/1/2018 may be accepted.
Any application submitted on or after 7/1/2020 must include a passing Praxis 7801 or 7811 score report, based on the date the exam is taken.
|Special Education Content Exam||Praxis 5354: Special Education, Core knowledge and Applications||This exam is required for graduation and to be recommended for certification.|
|Elementary Pedagogy Exam||
These exams are required to be recommended for licensure.
If passed prior to 9/1/2019, the Praxis 5203: Teaching Reading, Elementary Education can be substituted for the Praxis 5205: Teaching Reading, Elementary.
|WGU Program Requirement||Praxis 5543: Special Education, Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications||
Required to be passed before graduation for students who matriculated on or after 9/1/2011.
* Note: Effective 7/1/2019, if you completed edTPA during the demonstration teaching portion of your WGU teacher preparation program, then you do not need to pass Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Elementary Education. If you did not complete edTPA, then you will need to pass Praxis 5622 to be eligible for licensure recommendation in Maryland.
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