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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Requirements for Beginning Teachers, Specialists and Administrators

More information on the MSDE site 


Paraeducators (not required w/ 48 credits from a regionally accredited college/university)

More information about PRAXIS 

Supporting Services

Some supporting services positions require that the applicants successfully satisfy a test requirement. Please call 301-279-3291 to schedule a test if required in the advertised vacancy.

Listed below are tests administered through the Office of Human Resources and Development:

  • Building Service Promotion
  • Cafeteria Promotion
  • Food Service Satellite Manager
  • Auto Technician I
  • Auto Service Worker
  • Electronics Knowledge
  • Carpentry Knowledge
  • Typing
  • Electrical Knowledge
  • Heating Mech. I Knowledge
  • Heating Mech. II Knowledge
  • Heating Sev Wkr Knowledge
  • Sm. Eng. Mech. Skills
  • HVAC Knowledge
  • Financial Asst.
  • School leader licensure Assessment
  • Automotive Technician Apprentice
  • HVAC Apprentice Math
  • HVAC Apprentice (Reading)

Test Score Table for Support Services 

Position  Test Required  Passing Score 
Cafeteria Manager I & II (prior to 8/3/07) Yes 35
Cafeteria Manager III & IV (prior to 8/3/07) Yes 41
Cafeteria Manager I through IV (after 8/3/07) Yes 46
Food Services Satellite Manager (prior to 8/3/07) Yes 38
Food Services Satellite Manager (after 8/3/07) Yes 46
Building Service Manager I-II Yes 35
Building Service Manager III & above Yes 35
Carpenter Knowledge Yes 50
Electrician Yes 30
Electronic Technician Test Yes 15
School Financial Assistant Yes 30
Heating Service Worker Yes 35
Heating Mechanic I Yes 50
Heating Mechanic II Yes 32
HVAC Yes 25
Small Engine Repair Mechanic Yes 26
Typing (Teacher Assistant & Media Assistant) Yes 35
Typing (Office Assistant, Secretary, Clerical) Yes 40
Auto Service Worker Yes 30
Auto Tech Apprentice Yes 30
Auto Technician I     Yes 30


These tests are designed to cover occasional, unusual situations when interpreting and translating needs to be done. These tests are strictly voluntary for all permanent SEIU members under the provisions of Article 7, Section G of the negotiated Agreement between SEIU Local 500 and the Board of Education of Montgomery County.

Please call Franny Flook at 301-279-3291 to schedule one or both of the following tests.

  • Interpreter Test
  • Translator Test

Practice Test

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