AZ Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Arizona Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

In Arizona, this program leads to certification in one of the following areas:

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

Content, Pedagogy, and Program Required Exams:
 

 Area of Certification  Required Exams
Science 6-12, Biology

1) Content Exam for Arizona CertificationNES Biology (NT305)
If passed prior to 3/1/2013, AEPA Biology Subject Knowledge (07) 

This exam is required for graduation and to be recommended for certification.

 

2) WGU Program Requirement: Praxis  5235, Biology: Content Knowledge

This exam is required for graduation.

 

3) Pedagogy Exam: NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary

This exam is required to be recommended for certification.

Science 6-12, Chemistry

1) Content Exam for Arizona Certification: NES Chemistry (NT306)
If passed prior to 3/1/2013, AEPA Chemistry Subject Knowledge (08)

This exam is required for graduation and to be recommended for certification.


2) WGU Program RequirementPraxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge

This exam is required for graduation.


3) Pedagogy Exam: NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary

This exam is required to be recommended for certification.

Science 6-12, Physics

1) Content Exam for Arizona Certification: NES Physics (NT308)
If passed prior to 3/1/2013, AEPA Physics Subject Knowledge (09)

This exam is required for graduation and to be recommended for certification.


2) WGU Program RequirementPraxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge

This exam is required for graduation.

 

3) Pedagogy Exam: NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary

This exam is required to be recommended for certification.

Science 6-12, Earth Science

1) Content Exam for Arizona CertificationAEPA Earth Science (45)

If passed prior to June 1, 2011, Praxis II 0571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge.

This exam is required for graduation and to be recommended for certification.

 

2) WGU Program RequirementPraxis 5571, Earth Science: Content Knowledge

This exam is required for graduation.

 

3) Pedagogy Exam: NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary

This exam is required to be recommended 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

Applying for Your Arizona Teaching License

 

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