CA Single Subject (Secondary) Social Science Credential and Exam Requirements - Approved

California Single Subject (Secondary) Social Science Credential and Exam Requirements - Approved Pathway


Secondary Social Science Certification Available: Preliminary Single Subject Social Science and English Learner Authorization (ELA). 


Graduates of a WGU social science grades 5-12 teacher preparation program will be eligible for a preliminary Single Subject Social Science teaching credential in California, which will allow them to teach in any social science classroom in a departmentalized setting.


Required Exams for Licensure
1. Content Exam

CSET Single Subject Social Science subtests 114, 115 and 116

2. WGU Graduation Requirement Exam

Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge


All CSET exams must be passed prior to demonstration teaching, and passing scores for all required CSET exams must be posted to your degree plan before you are allowed to begin demonstration teaching. More information is found here. In addition, all CSET exams must be less than 10 years old at the time of credential application.


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in California

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your California Teaching License
California Teaching Performance Assessment


Article Number: 19409, 1955