- Candise Lin, doctoral candidate in the Human Development program has received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. November 2012
- The following HDQM Faculty received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Patricia A. Alexander (Regents Faculty Award for Mentoring); Ann A. Battle (COE Distinguished Outreach Award); Gregory Hancock (COE Distinguished Scholarship Award); Melanie Killen (Director of Graduate Studies of the Year Award); Andre Rupp (AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Research Methodology Award); and both Natasha Cabrera and Meredith Rowe (ADVANCE Award). Summer 2012
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Frequently Asked Questions
When I complete the program, how do I go about getting my teacher certification?
Upon graduating, your transcript will indicate that you have completed an NCATE/Maryland Approved Licensure Program in teacher education. Your name will be sent to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) verifying that you are eligible for certification. Detailed information regarding the processes and procedures for obtaining your teacher certification is included on the MSDE Web site.
Between interstate reciprocity agreements and interstate recognition of the NCATE accreditation our degree programs have received, students who complete a degree program in teacher education at College Park are eligible to become certified in a number of states across the country including Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia. For detailed information, see Reciprocal Certification.
Who is the Early Childhood Advisor?
What are the Praxis Tests?
Most states require that teacher candidates successfully complete a teacher certification exam. Maryland, along with many other states, requires the Praxis series tests. The two sets of assessments required for Maryland state certification are the Praxis I and the Praxis II. The Praxis I assesses general knowledge in reading, writing, and math. It is also a College of Education selective admissions requirement and is typically taken during freshman or sophmore year. The Praxis II measures your knowledge of content, education methodology, and pedagogy in the subject you will be teaching. The Praxis II content exams typically are taken late in the junior year. However, the questions for the Praxis II pedagogy exams are based on information taught during your education methods courses; consequently, this test usually is taken the semester prior to student teaching. All Early Childhood Students must successfully complete the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge and the Early Childhood Education subject assessments prior to enrolling in student teaching.
Praxis registration bulletins and sample questions are available in the College of Education Office of Student Services (1204 Benjamin). For detailed information, visit the ETS Website.