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Praxis FAQs

General Praxis Questions

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

No, all MAT and BFA/MAT graduate students must pass Praxis Core & 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 Core 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.  If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732)

Can I take all sections of Praxis Core separately?

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

What scores do I need to pass?

Refer to the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) website for the current score requirements for Praxis Core and II.

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.

Are any Praxis exams delivered on paper?

No, all Praxis exams (Core & II) are only delivered on the computer.

Can I take the tests out of sequence?

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

What resources are available to help me prepare?

What Praxis II test do I sign up for?

As of Spring 2013, the Maryland State Department of Education requires successful completion of test 5135, Art: Content and Analysis test.