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 6/30/2018 or before:
For test dates 7/1/2018 or after:
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.
Any application submitted on or after 7/1/2020 must include a passing Praxis 7801 score report.
No Praxis 5019 achieved on or after 7/1/2018 may be accepted.
This exam is required for graduation and to be recommended for licensure.
|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||
*if passed prior to 9/1/2019. After 9/1/2019, applicants must pass the Praxis 5205: Teaching Reading, Elementary.
|These exams are required to be recommended for certification.|
|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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