Note: WGU students applying for certification in need to first license in Utah after completing their teacher preparation program; a student can then apply for a reciprocal license in Arizona after receiving their Utah license. Refer to the following for specific state requirements: general Utah teacher certification requirements and general Arizona teacher certification requirements.LICENSE AND EXAM REQUIREMENTSIn Arizona, this program leads to certifications in Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Grades K-12.
1) Content Exam: Praxis 5543 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
You must pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for certification.
Because BASPMM students will apply for a Utah license before applying to Arizona, Arizona will accept Praxis exams for certification.
Visit these links for important information:
General Information About Licensing in Arizona
General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Submitting Exam Scores to the Utah State Board of Education
Applying for Your Arizona Teaching License
WGU Community Notice
WGU Community Guidelines