California Foundational General Science (Middle Grades) Credential and Exam Requirements - Direct and Approved Pathway
Middle Grades Science Certification Available: Preliminary Single Subject Foundational General Science and an English Learner Authorization (ELA).
Graduates of a WGU science grades 5-9 teacher preparation program will be eligible for a preliminary Single Subject Foundational General Science teaching credential in California, which will allow them to teach in any grades 7-8 integrated science course, and in any introductory general science, introductory life science, or introductory physical science course taught in a departmentalized setting.
|1. Content Exam||
CSET Foundational-Level General Science subtest 215 (OR, if passed prior to 8/6/17 CSET Foundational-Level General Science subtests 118 and 119)
|2. WGU Program Requirement||
You have three options to satisfy this requirement:
3) Praxis 0439, Middle School Science (retired)
All CSET exams must be passed prior to demonstration teaching, and must be posted to your degree plan by June 15th for the Fall cohort or September 15th for the Spring cohort. More information is found here. In addition, all CSET exams must be less than 10 years old at the time of credential application.
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Article Number: 19400, 1956