Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements
Note: While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible. State requirements change frequently. It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.
WGU students who want to become certified in the CNMI need to first license in Utah after completing their teacher preparation program; a student can then apply for a reciprocal license in the CNMI after receiving their Utah license. Refer to the following for specific state requirements: general Utah teacher certification requirements and general CNMI teacher certification requirements.
LICENSURE AND EXAM REQUIREMENTS
Secondary Science Certifications Available:
Biology, Grades 9-12
Chemistry, Grades 9-12
Earth & Space Science, Grades 9-12
Physics, Grades 9-12
Graduates of a WGU science grades 5-12 teacher preparation program will be eligible for grades 9-12 teacher certification in the CNMI in the area(s) in which they have content specialization. Students in a Post-baccalaureate or MAT Science 5-12 program will be eligible for certification that aligns with their undergraduate science major and must take the corresponding content exams. While WGU's secondary science teacher preparation programs cover grades 5-12, grades 9-12 certification will be awarded in the CNMI because that is how the CNMI Public School System defines the grade range of secondary-level certification.
Secondary Science Exams and Requirements:
|Area of Certification||Required Exams|
|Science 9-12, Biology||
Content Exam for UT and CNMI certification: Praxis II 0235, Biology Content Knowledge
|Science 9-12, Chemistry||
Content Exam for UT and CNMI certification: Praxis II 0245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge
|Science 9-12, Earth & Space Science||
Content Exam for UT and CNMI certification: 0571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge
|Science 9-12, Physics||
Content Exam for UT and CNMI certification: Praxis II 0265, Physics: Content Knowledge
WGU students who want to become certified teachers in the CNMI need to first license in Utah after completing their teacher preparation program; they can then apply for a reciprocal license in the CNMI after receiving their Utah license. You will need to take the exams required for initial UT and the CNMI licensure, as indicated in the table below, as well as meet all other general Utah teacher certification requirements and general CNMI teacher certification requirements.
WGU Program Requirement: You must consult your mentor and the WGU Praxis graduation requirements article in this handbook to determine whether you are required to take any additional Praxis tests to meet WGU program requirements for graduation.
REGISTERING FOR EXAMS
Before registering for the Praxis II exams, be sure to review WGU's general policies regarding external certification exams. Exam registration is available through the ETS website at www.ets.org/praxis. The ETS website will provide the test dates available.
Submit your exam scores to WGU and the Utah State Office of Education.
CERTIFICATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Information on how to apply for initial teacher certification in the CNMI after receiving initial Utah teacher certification upon completion of your WGU program is available in the CNMI Teacher Certification Application Information article in this handbook. Those seeking an added endorsement to a current teaching certificate after completion of a Masters of Mathematics Education program at WGU should follow the instructions in the Adding an Endorsement to a CNMI Teaching Certificate article in this handbook.
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