For Current Students:
As of February 3, 2017, OSSE will again accept Praxis I exams (PPST/CBT), ACT, SAT, or GRE scores as an acceptable substitution for the Reading and Math Basic Skills tests. However, these exams are not accepted for the Writing requirement.
From August 2016 until February 2017, DC had stopped accepting SAT/ACT/GRE scores as a partial substitute for Praxis I core. These more recent guidelines mitigate that particular problem. Even if your SAT/ACT/GRE etc scores are high enough, they can only exempt you from the Praxis *Math* and *Reading* Tests, and you will still need to take the Praxis Core WRITING test. Music educators will l need to take Praxis II Music (Content Knowledge) and at least one Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching test to earn a teaching license from DC.Click here for a listing of teachers and schools in the area who are available for field observations in the 2016-2017 school year!