To be admitted to the BS or MEd Teacher Education programs in special education, you must pass one of the following examinations at or above State of Maryland cut-off scores prior to admission into the department.

The University of Maryland reporting code is 5814.

Basic Skills Tests (Praxis Core, SAT, GRE, or ACT) for 2014-2015 Admits

All beginning teachers in all content areas must take Praxis Core, SATGRE, or ACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test Code

MD Score

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators
Reading (sr - 85 min.)
Writing (sr & cr - 100 min.) 
Mathematics (sr - 85 min.) 

 

5712

 

156

5722

162

5732

150

Praxis I: PPST/CPPST Prior to September 1, 2014 
Reading
Writing
Mathematics

 

5710

527

5720

5730

SAT (prior to April,1995) (math and verbal)

-

1000

SAT (after April, 1995) (math and verbal or math and critical reading)

-

1100

GRE  (prior to September 1, 2011) (math and verbal)

-

1000

GRE (taken as of September 1, 2011) (math and verbal)

-

297

 

ACT

-

24

Applicants may meet the testing requirement by submitting individual scores at or above the state qualifying scores on Praxis: CORE (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) or a composite score that is at or above the state qualifying score on Praxis I, SAT, GRE, or ACT. The composite score on the SAT taken prior to April 1995 is 1000; the composite score on the SAT taken after April 1995 is 1100.  The composite score on the GRE taken prior to September 1, 2011 is 1000; the composite score on the GRE taken as of September 1, 2011 is 297. The composite score on the ACT is 24. The composite score on the Praxis I (PPST/CPPST) taken prior to September 1, 2014 is 527.


**NOTE:  Individuals who have presented qualifying scores on any of the Praxis I tests taken prior 9/1/14 can meet the certification basic skills requirement by completing the remaining requirement(s) through CORE. The chart below lists the possible combinations for the basic skills tests to meet certification requirements. The applicant can only present qualifying scores on each individual test within the Praxis I or CORE Battery as seen in the table below; there is NO composite score for Praxis CORE.

PRAXIX II TEST REQUIREMENT 
(AS OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2010)

Before the final semester of a teacher candidate's yearlong internship, the Praxis II 0354 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Application (http://www.ets.org) must be passed at the cut-off score of 151. 


Test Code

Test Title

MD Score (1)

0354, Paper
5354, Computerized

Praxis II Special Education:
Core Knowledge and Application (2 hours)

151

 

REQUIRED STANDARDIZED TESTS FOR GRADUATE ADMISSION BY PROGRAM

Degree

Test (1,5)

Code

PhD

GRE

5814

MA

GRE or MAT (2)

 

MEd

Refer to Basic Skills Tests (see above (3))

5814

AGS

Refer to Basic Skills Tests (see above (4)) , MAT, GRE

5814

 

1. Examination scores must be sent to UM (see UM Code above) by the testing authority.

2. The MAT is offered weekly at the University of Maryland; for information call 301.314.7688.

3. If applying to any MEd program, students must pass a Basic Skills test (Praxis core, SAT, GRE, or ACT) for 2014-2015 Admits; see information above. Information on Praxis I is available at:   http://www.ets.org/

4. If applying to the AGS program, students must pass the MAT, GRE, OR a Basic Skills test before admission into the graduate program.

5. For Foreign Students:  Information on the application process and international student services can be found at the Department of International Educational Services. International students must demonstrate a proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Visit the following website: http://www.intprog.umd.edu/ies/Adm_International/englangprof.html