You may send test scores to MSDE in one of the following ways: notation on a college transcript, photocopy of the original score report, or official verification from a state department of education.
Teacher Candidates applying for certification in all academic content areas must demonstrate mastery of basic reading, writing, and math skills. Those teacher candidates who submit a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on their most recently earned degree are not required to submit a basic skills assessment unless enrolled in a Resident Teacher Certificate program. Candidates who do not have an overall GPA of 3.0, must present one of the assessments listed below.
Teacher candidates applying for certification in a Professional and Technical Education (PTE) area who do not hold a bachelor's degree, are not required to submit a basic skills assessment.
Applicants may meet the basic skills testing requirement in one of the following ways by submitting:
Many colleges and universities in Maryland offer
courses and workshops designed to prepare individuals to take basic skills assessments. Those interested in basic skills preparation should contact the provider directly.
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