The Department of Art Education in accordance with the Virginia Department of Education requires MAE + Licensure students to pass certain tests required for initial teaching licensure. Students must have passing test scores in order to progress in a timely manner through the program. See the timeline below to determine when to take the Praxis I, VCLA and Praxis II.
During the first semester or prior to arrival, students will need to
– pass the VCLA
– pass the Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators (Math) – or bring proof of exemption through SAT/ACT scores to the department
*The VCLA and Praxis I Math are required for admission into Teacher Preparation.
During the third semester, students will need to
– pass the Praxis II: Art Content Knowledge
* Official Praxis I, VCLA, and Praxis II score reports are required for admission into Clinical Internship at the beginning of the fourth semester.