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Praxis FAQs

General Praxis Questions

Can I earn my MAT degree without completing Praxis I & II?

No, all MAT and BFA/MAT graduate students must pass Praxis I & II to earn their MAT degree. BFA/MAT students can earn their FA without passing Praxis examination.

Can I take all the sections of Praxis I tests at the same time?

Yes, you may choose to take all sections of the exam at the same time. However, you may want to take the tests separately in order to focus on the specific content areas of reading, writing, or mathematics.

Can I take all sections of Praxis I separately?

Yes, students may choose to take tests separately in order to focus on the specific content areas of reading, writing, or mathematics.

If I fail the test do the failed scores stay on your record?

No, only your highest scores are shown.

Do I have to take Praxis exams in Maryland?

No, Praxis exams can be taken in any state that offers them.

Can I have my scores sent somewhere other than MICA and Maryland?

Yes, please check the ETS website for the most current policy on score reports. However, your scores should be sent to MICA and the state of Maryland. MICA's ETS code is 5399 and the state of Maryland's ETS code is 4703.

Can I take the tests out of sequence?

Yes, Praxis I and II tests can be taken in any order.

What resources are available to help me prepare?

Praxis I Questions

What is the composite score?

The composite score is the overall score for all three sections (Reading, Writing & Mathematics) of Praxis I. Refer to the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) website for the current score requirements.

Can I pass with a composite passing score even if I fail a section of the the test?

Yes, you can pass Praxis I if your composite score meets the overall requirement.

Praxis II Questions

What Praxis II test do I sign up for?

As of Spring 2013, the Maryland State Department of Education requires successful completion of test 0135, Art: Content and Analysis test.

Can I take Praxis II on the computer?

No, the Praxis II examination is available in the paper-delivered format only.