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Q: Teaching endorsements and the Praxis ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Teaching endorsements and the Praxis
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: throwingup-ga
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Posted: 27 Aug 2006 20:51 PDT
Expires: 26 Sep 2006 20:51 PDT
Question ID: 760049
I am a certified teacher public school Washington State. 
In order to get endorsed in a subject (math, English, Spanish?) you
have to take pre-determined classes and pass the accompanying part of
a test called the Praxis.
The Praxis testing wasn't a requirement for getting your endorsement
in the past, this changed in the last couple years.
The powers that be, are saying that you need to take and pass the
classes then be tested in order to prove what you know to get the

Say I want to teach Spanish, you take documented classes at a state
university, pass the classes, take a Praxis Spanish test, pass this
test then get a Spanish endorsement.
I have heard of people coming into teaching with experience or prior
knowledge taking the Praxis test and then getting a Spanish

My question:
I want to know if there is a loop-hole in the system that will allow
for someone to pass a specific Praxis test, without the prior
documented classes and get that endorsement?

I have asked this question to many different people that are ?in the
know? and they? changed the subject. I am thinking the answer is yes.
But I want to know for sure.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Teaching endorsements and the Praxis
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 28 Aug 2006 01:08 PDT
challenge the exam?
Subject: Re: Teaching endorsements and the Praxis
From: myoarin-ga on 28 Aug 2006 05:44 PDT
There is something called the "Alternative Routes Program":

The site may take a while to open completely.  Scroll down to the
bottom for an explanation of the program, and then click on links for
details to programs offered.

I found this as a link from this site:

Here is the site about Praxis II:

Well, you can find it with a search for:  praxis ii

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