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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 I and II tests. Note: The MAT program at MICA does not accept SAT scores in lieu of the successful completion of Praxis I.

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 I 710/5710: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST): Reading
Praxis I 720/5720: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST): Writing
Praxis I 730/5730: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST): Mathematics
Praxis II 0135: Art: Content & Analysis

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  MATDirector@mica.edu or (410) 225-2266.  Undergraduates in the 5 year BFA/MAT program should contact the Undergraduate Coordinator for Art Education at ugradarted@mica.edu or (410) 225-2517.