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Praxis Policy

Praxis Policy and Procedures 

The MA in Teaching (MAT) program is a Maryland state approved program and therefore all graduates must be eligible for certification in the state of Maryland. That eligibility includes passing scores on the Praxis Core and II tests. Note: The MAT program at MICA does not accept SAT scores in lieu of the successful completion of Praxis Core.

For more information about teaching certification in the state of Maryland please visit the Maryland State Department of Education's certification page here.

Praxis Series Tests to Pass

Series Test Code and Title
Praxis Core 5712: Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading*
Praxis Core 5722: Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing*
Praxis Core 5732: Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics*
Praxis II 5135: Art: Content & Analysis

*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)

Passing Scores Submission Timeline

5 Year BFA/MAT Students

  • Praxis I: Passed by first of spring semester, Junior year
  • Praxis II: Passed by first of spring semester, Senior year
    All students need to pass both exams to enter into their fifth year of study.

2 Year MAT Students

  • Praxis I: Passed by first day of fall semester, first year
  • Praxis II: Passed by last day of spring semester, first year
    All students need to pass both exams to enter into their second year of study.

Questions About Praxis?

We suggest current and prospective students review our frequently asked questions page for answers to commonly asked questions.  The Center for Art Education is also happy to answer all questions.  Prospective and current graduate students  in the 2 year MAT program should contact the MAT Director at  srao@mica.edu or (410) 225-4222.  Undergraduates in the 5 year BFA/MAT program should contact the Undergraduate Coordinator for Art Education at ugradarted@mica.edu or (410) 225-2517.