AZ BA Special Education Mild to Moderate Certification and Exam Requirements


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.


In 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


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