MD Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Maryland Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Maryland, this program leads to a certification in Elementary Education, Grades 1-6.

Elementary Education Exams and Requirements:


Exam Requirement Note
1) Elementary Content Exam For test dates 6/30/2018 or before:

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.

2) Elementary Pedagogy Exam


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


Visit these links for more important information:

General Information About Licensing in Maryland

General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Maryland Teaching License



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