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Teacher Education | FAQ

When is the application deadline?
If you are applying for a merit award, the deadline is February 1st. Otherwise, admission is rolling, so there is no deadline. However, it is preferred that Fall applications are submitted no later than August 1st. It is preferred that Spring applications are submitted no later than January 1st. It is preferred that Summer applications are submitted no later than August 1st.

Where can I find information about merit awards and financial aid?
http://www.american.edu/cas/admissions/financial_aid.cfm

Do I have to take the Praxis CORE?

If you are applying to the MAT or certificate programs, you will need to take the Praxis CORE in order to be admitted.

Is there a minimum Praxis CORE score?
Yes, you must earn a passing score. The DC teacher licensing agency sets passing scores as Reading 156, Writing 162, and Math 150.

How can I sign up to take these tests?

Visit the Educational Testing Service website

What is the Praxis school code?
Praxis: 5007

How do I apply?
For information about the application process as well as the necessary forms, visit the CAS Graduate Admissions website

I am an alumnus of the teacher education program and need a verification form completed for a teaching position. What do I do?
Please send your verification form to Amy Simonsen at simonsen@american.edu. Your verification form will be completed within 3 business days.