Note: Students in California are required to first obtain certification in Utah prior to applying for a Level 1 Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 Credential in California:
Note: This process may take several months. Students are encouraged to apply for their initial Utah license at the beginning of their program.
(2) Apply for the additional endorsement in Utah after completing your WGU endorsement program.
(3) Follow the application instructions here to add your endorsement in California.
In California, this program leads to a Level 1 Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 Credential. Information on what areas and in what settings this credential authorizes one to teach is available in CL-808.
The WGU MSSP program does not lead to an ASD Authorization Standard 1: Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder AASE (Added Authorization-Autism Spectrum Disorder) in California. This is a separate authorization. If you choose to add the AASE to your California license, you will need to complete the requirements for this authorization outside of the WGU MSSP program.
Special Education Exam Requirements for Licensure in Utah:
This exam also satisfies WGU Program Requirement for students who matriculated on or after 9/1/11.
OR if passed prior to 9/1/2010, Praxis 5542, Education of Exceptional Students: Mild to Moderate Disabilities.
OR if passed prior to 9/1/2010, Praxis 5353, Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge.
If you passed the Praxis 5354 or 5353 exam, but matriculated into the MSSP program on or after 9/1/11, you must still pass the Praxis 5543 exam in order to fulfill a WGU Program Requirement.
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