Praxis, Etc.

Qualification for Teacher Education Program

All prospective teachers in Virginia must meet one of the following qualifications in order to be admitted to an approved teacher-education program.    You must also meet this requirement in order to be classified as BM-concentration in Education. Until you have met this requirement you will be classified as BA-music.

A. Composite SAT score of 1100, with 530 or higher on both the math and verbal sections of the test
B. ACT composite score of 24, with math minimum 22, reading and English total 46 or
C. Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)
            Reading Subtest Score 235 and Writing Subtest Score 235 and
      Praxis I Mathematics Score 178
D. Composite (reading, writing and math) Praxis I score of 532

You can find information about taking the Praxis and the VCLA on the Music Education web site.   The dates and places of the exams are listed.  You may take the tests at Longwood or at any of the other sites listed. Many Longwood students prefer to to take the test at one of the electronic testing centers.


Qualification for Licensure - Praxis II in Music

All prospective teachers at Longwood must pass the Appropriate Praxis II exam before graduation. Since Longwood is an approved licensure program, Praxis II is part of the graduation requirement. We recommend that you take Praxis II as you are finishing your music classes. Probably the ideal time would be during the first few weeks of student teaching.