Policy on State Required Examinations

The Praxis I/CPRE, ACT, SAT, and/or GRE

he Praxis I/CORE, ACT, SAT, and/or GRE 

State-determined qualifying scores in reading, writing, and mathematics are required for entry into the MAT program and as entry into the BA Education major. Students must present official copies of passing scores based on the requirements of the District of Columbia. The Praxis CORE test is administered by the Educational Testing Service and measures reading, writing, and computational skills vital to all teacher candidates. Further information about the test, testing dates and locations can be obtained at ETS (www.ets.org). Trinity’s school code is RA5796. Note: Assistance with Praxis CORE preparation is offered through the Office of Continuing Education. Preparation courses in Reading/Writing and in Math are offered each semester. 

Students pursuing a BA in Education must earn qualifying scores on the Praxis I/CORE, ACT, SAT, or GRE prior to registering for education courses at the 300-level or above, with the exception of EDTE 301. 

The Praxis II Examination 

The Praxis II examinations, administered by the Educational Testing Service, measure prospective teachers’ knowledge of the subjects they will teach as well as how much they know about teaching that subject. Further information about these tests, testing dates and locations can be obtained at ETS (www.ets.org). Trinity requires that MAT candidates and BA in Education candidates pass the Praxis II in their content area prior to student teaching. Passing the Praxis II is a certification requirement in the District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions. 


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Questions may be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@trinitydc.edu.