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Teacher Education Transfer Events

HCC offers numerous transfer activities for teacher education majors.  These events include fairs featuring a variety of neighboring four-year college and university representatives who work in teacher education, or workshops with one-on-one advising sessions.  Students have the opportunity to gather teacher education transfer information right here on the HCC campus.


Praxis I Information Session (Fall and Spring)

This session provides an overview of this teacher licensure exam.  All important information about Praxis I test administration, registration, and preparation is reviewed.

Students in a Teacher Education Transfer Program must submit scores from a required basic skills test to the Social Sciences Division prior to the completion of the 30th credit hour.  Scores from the basic skills tests are used for admission to four-year Teacher Education programs and are required for teacher certification in Maryland and most other states.  Basic skills test options and Maryland passing scores are:

  • Praxis I – 177 in Math, 177 in Reading, 173 in Writing or total composite score of 527   -OR-
  • SAT – composite score of 1100 in Math and Verbal (prior to 4/95, the SAT score equivalent is 1000)    -OR- 
  • ACT – composite score of 24


Teacher Education Information Session (Fall and Spring)

This session provides detailed information of the teacher education programs offered at Howard Community College. Information about each program, advising, and the transfer process are the focus of this session.