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ACET Program Staff Asst.
240-567-4061
Email:
ACET@montgomerycollege.edu

Submit completed materials to:
ACET Program
Attn: Ms. Debra Poese
School of Education
Montgomery College
51 Mannakee Street, CS118
Rockville, Maryland 20850

TESTING INFORMATION
ACET Program Entrance Requirement

Basic Skills Requirement:
Present qualifying scores at or above the minimum on ONE of the following:

  • SAT composite score of 1100 (total of Critical Reading and Mathematics scores)
    NOTE: Total of 1000 is accepted if taken before April 1995 OR
  • ACT composite score of 24 OR
  • GRE composite score of 1000, if taken before September 2011 OR
  • GRE composite score of 279 if taken AFTER September 1, 2011 OR
  • Praxis I (Pre-Professional Skills Test) composite score of 527 (accepted until September 1, 2015)  OR
  • Praxis Core test, with the following individual component scores:
    • Reading: 156
    • Writing: 162
    • Mathematics: 150

Praxis test scores may be reported to Montgomery College using school code 5422. Student copies of any of the test results are also accepted for application.

Content Knowledge Requirement:

For all Certification Areas EXCEPT World Languages: Successfully complete the Praxis II content exam in your subject area.  (See chart below for specific test numbers and names.)

All Praxis II exams are now computer-delivered tests which are available during specific time windows on a monthly basis. See http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/ for more details.

For World Languages certification:

Successfully complete the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI or OPIc) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) in your desired language, given through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).  Intermediate high scores or higher on each test are required for qualification.

See www.languagetesting.com/testing-for-teacher-certification for more details.  Howard Community College is a regional testing site for the ACTFL tests.

IMPORTANT: You do NOT need to take the Praxis II Pedagogy Exam at this time.

To Be Certified in...

You Need to Take This Praxis II Content Exam...

Test Code

Qualifying Score

Middle School Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen calculator provided.)

5169

165

Middle School Science

Middle School Science

5440

150

  Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

153

Mathematics

Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)

5161

160

Physics

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

143

Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

159