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View Poll Results: Which exam is harder?
0061 - Mathematics Content Knowledge 1 100.00%
0069 - Middle School Mathematics 0 0%
0061 & 0061 are Equal in Difficulty 0 0%
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Could all of this just depend on the location of where you are teaching?
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Could all of this just depend on the location of where you are teaching?
Yes, and that's why I suggested that you contact the licensing agency for the state(s) where you intend to teach, since requirements vary.

Are you in a teacher preparation program? If so, that would be a good place to get information.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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No, I am only a HS Sophomore but I just want to be a Math Teacher when I grow up. So I just try to find out as much as possible about getting there before hand.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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I admire you for wanting to get information well ahead of time (and also admire you for planning to make teaching a career), but I wouldn't worry about Praxis tests at this point.

Do well in high school, finish [most of] the necessary college coursework, and THEN worry about licensing exams. You might not even need to take the Praxis. New York State, for example, uses almost identical exams, but they have a different name, and are administered through the state rather than ETS. Again, your teacher preparation program will tell you what you need to do.

Of course, if your goal is to become a math teacher, then you should take as much math as possible in college. Then, when it's time for the exam, you'll be prepared for whichever one you decide to take.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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0061 covers higher level math than 0069. I took 0061 a couple years ago to get my math teacher license in Virginia, and it didn't have anything on it beyond high school calculus (and you can even miss the whole calculus section and still pass the test). I found some great practice tests online for $20-30 (for 3 tests), went through those, and felt well prepared.
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