Are you interested in becoming a school teacher? In order to meet the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) certification requirements, students must submit qualifying scores for the Pre-Professional Skills Tests (Praxis I: PPST). Students must obtain minimum passing scores for the Praxis I tests prior to applying to the professional teacher education programs. We offer both traditional and online Praxis I Preparation courses. These courses are designed to review the three content areas, and teach students test taking strategies.

The Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests consist of three separate tests:

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.