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Undergraduate students must pass each section of Praxis I prior to applying for teacher candidacy status. Your scores will be included in your portfolio which is submitted for acceptance before entering upper level classes. Please take the test early enough to allow for re-takes if necessary to pass the Reading, Math, and Writing (grammar and essay) tests.
Students applying to a master’s level program in education may be required to include passing Praxis I scores in their application process. Discuss this with your department faculty when inquiring about the program of interest.
Students applying to transfer into any major within the College of Education and Human Development must have a minimum 2.5 GPA from an accredited institution or other college within The University of Maine. Students applying to transfer into a teacher education program (i.e., elementary education, secondary education, KPE/teaching option, or Child Development Early Childhood Education option) should be aware of additional requirements of those majors. After being admitted to the College of Education and Human Development as a major in a teacher education program, students will be required to complete a teacher candidacy portfolio that includes passing the PRAXIS I examination. Students may not begin to take upper level professional courses until approval of their Teacher Candidacy Portfolio. For this reason, teacher education applicants are strongly encouraged to take and pass the PRAXIS I examination prior to applying for transfer admission if they have 45 credits or more.
Students doing their internship will be required to include passing Praxis II scores on their application to student teach.