AL Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Alabama Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

NoteWGU graduates who want to become certified in Alabama must do so through the reciprocity process by first licensing in Utah.  Graduates may apply for a reciprocal license in Alabama after receiving their Utah license. Refer to the following articles for specific state licensure requirements: general Utah teacher certification requirements and general Alabama teacher certification requirements.

In Alabama, WGU's initial teacher preparation program in science leads to a license in one of the following areas:  


Biology, Grades 6-12
Chemistry, Grades 6-12
Physics, Grades 6-12


Content and Program Required Exams:  To graduate from your program and be recommended for Utah and Alabama teacher certification, you must pass the content exam listed below that corresponds to your program's license area:


License Area  Program Required and Content Exams
Science 6-12, Biology


Content Exam: Praxis 5235 Biology: Content Knowledge


Science 6-12, Chemistry


 Content Exam: Praxis 5245 Chemistry: Content Knowledge 


Science 6-12, Physics


 Content Exam: Praxis 5265 Physics: Content Knowledge


Visit these links for important information:

Applying for your Alabama Teaching License






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