GU Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Guam 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.

LICENSE AND EXAM REQUIREMENTS


Secondary Science Certification Available: Science, Grades 6-12

Graduates of a WGU science 5-12 teacher preparation program will be eligible for grades 6-12 science certification in Guam.  Students may chose any science area at WGU to be eligible for the general science endorsement in Guam.  An employer may ask an educator to teach specific courses depending on the coursework the educator completed.  While WGU's program covers grades 5-12, grades 6-12 certification will be awarded in Guam because that is how the Guam Commission for Education Certification defines the secondary grade range. 

Secondary Science Exams and Requirements: 


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 Required Praxis II Exams

 



 Biology



Content Exam: 0435 (paper) or 5435 (computer), General Science: Content Knowledge
Pedagogy Exam: 0624 (paper) or 5624 (computer), Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12



WGU Required Exam: 0235 (paper) or 5235 (computer), Biology: Content Knowledge

 


 Chemistry



Content Exam: 0435 (paper) or 5435 (computer), General Science: Content Knowledge



Pedagogy Exam: 0624 (paper) or 5624 (computer), Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12



WGU Required Exam: 0245 (paper) or 5245 (computer), Chemistry: Content Knowledge

 


General Science



Content Exam: 0435 (paper) or 5435 (computer), General Science: Content Knowledge



Pedagogy Exam: 0624 (paper) or 5624 (computer), Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12



WGU Required Exam: Choose the Praxis II content exam that aligns with your undergraduate major

 


Geosciences



Content Exam: 0435 (paper) or 5435 (computer), General Science: Content Knowledge



Pedagogy Exam: 0624 (paper) or 5624 (computer), Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12



WGU Required Exam:  Praxis II 0571 (paper) or 5571 (computer), Earth Science: Content Knowledge

 


Physics



Content Exam: 0435 (paper) or 5435 (computer), General Science: Content Knowledge



Pedagogy Exam: 0624 (paper) or 5624 (computer), Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12



WGU Required Exam: 0265 (paper) or 5265 (computer), Physics: Content Knowledge

 



To qualify for Secondary Science grades 6-12 certification in Guam, you must pass the Praxis II 0435/5435, 0624/5624, and content knowledge exam that aligns with your major in chart above as well as meet all other General Guam Teacher Certification Requirements

WGU Graduation Requirement: You must consult with your mentor and the WGU Praxis graduation requirement to determine if any additional exams are required for graduation. 

REGISTERING FOR EXAMS

Before registering for a Praxis II exam, 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 you with the test dates available. The minimum required scores can be found by reviewing the GU Praxis Exam Requirements.

SUBMITTING SCORES TO WGU

To ensure that WGU receives ALL of your exam scores and can verify your eligibility for licensure, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to scores@wgu.edu.  All required exam scores must be on file with WGU at your time of graduation so that the Certification Officer can recommend you for certification.

CERTIFICATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Information on how to submit a direct application to Guam for initial teacher certification upon completion of your WGU program is available in the Guam Teacher Certification Application Information article in this handbook. Information on how to apply directly for an added endorsement area in Guam is available in the Adding an Endorsement to a Guam Teaching License article in this handbook.

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