Dr. Pamela Shetley, Supervisor
 Office of Talent Development

Teacher Leadership and Professional Development
PRAXIS Assistance

PRAXIS Assistance


 PRAXIS Test Information & Preparation

The State of Maryland Certification Regulations (COMAR) requires that, if a teacher needs PRAXIS I tests (Reading-Writing-Math), they must be taken and passed during the term of the first Conditional Certificate in order for a renewal to be requested.

Specific information on the PRAXIS certification tests that YOU are required to take and to pass are found on your Evaluation for Certification form. PRAXIS I & II requirements for Maryland are available in this course booklet as well as on the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) website www.marylandpublicschools.org.

The Evaluation for Certification is prepared for all new provisional teacher hires by the Teacher Staffing and Certification Office, when all initial, official documents are received and you have completed (if required) the MSDE Application for Initial Certification (www.mdcert.org).

Payment of fees to take the PRAXIS tests is the responsibility of the provisional teacher. Provisional teachers may take the PRAXIS I & II tests as soon as they are prepared.

 The PRAXIS test administration dates for the 2009-2010 school year are:

September 12, 2009

November 14, 2009

January 9, 2010

March 13, 2010

April 24, 2010

June 12, 2010

July 24, 2010

The Office of Education Services of George Mason University is offering the following PRAXIS test preparation workshops in the fall of 2009.

PRAXIS I Workshops


Click here for registration information.

PRAXIS II Workshops
Secondary Math (0061)
Middle School Math (0069)
Biology (235)
English (0041)
Elementary Education (0014)




Both PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II- subject assessments, are given on the dates above. Additionally, PRAXIS I may also be taken at select Prometric Learning sites, every 30 days, not more that 6 times per year. Contact each site for appointments and fees, etc.

We suggest that you set aside adequate study and practice time for the PRAXIS series assessments. Ten hours per week, for 6 weeks, is recommended.

PRAXIS I Locations (Computer-based) 

MD PRAXIS Test Requirements and Scores

PLATO Enrollment Form (PRAXIS I Only)  


Last modified: 9/22/2009 11:05:18 AM