Interested in becoming a School Teacher? To meet the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) certification requirements, students must submit qualifying scores for the Pre-Professional Skills Tests (Praxis Core). Students must obtain minimum passing scores for the Praxis Core tests prior to applying to the professional teacher education programs.

We offer both In-Person and Online Courses for Praxis Core Preparation. Our courses are designed to review the three content areas, and teach students test taking strategies.

Our Courses

We offer both online and traditional classroom courses.

SKB-473 Praxis Core Preparation - Online

SKB-745 Praxis Preparation Sessions – In-Person

Praxis Tests

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests measures reading, writing, and mathematics skills as well as content knowledge.

The Praxis Exam will consist of three separate areas:

  • Reading Test: Measures the ability to understand, analyze and evaluate written messages.
  • Mathematics Test: Measures those mathematical skills and concepts that an educated adult might need:  numbers and operations, algebra, geometry and measurements, and data analysis and probability.
  • Writing Test: Assesses the ability to use grammar and language appropriately and to communicate effectively in writing.

Contact Information

Marcella Celestine, Education Program Coordinator
Phone: (301) 546-7545

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