Maryland Elementary Education Certification and Exam RequirementsIn Maryland, this program leads to a certification in Elementary Education, Grades 1-6.Elementary Education Exams and Requirements:
Praxis 5019: Elementary Education, Instructional Practice and Applications
For test dates 7/1/2018 or after:
Praxis 7801: Elementary Education, Content Knowledge for Teaching
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 score achieved on or after 7/1/2018 may be accepted.
Praxis 5622: Principles of Learning and Teaching, Grades K–6
Praxis 5203: Teaching Reading, Elementary Education
Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.
If passed before 9/1/2013, the Praxis 5201, Reading Across the Curriculum: Elementary, can be substituted for the Praxis 5203: Teaching Reading, Elementary Education
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