IA Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Iowa Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Obtaining an initial Utah license is required to apply for an exchange license in Iowa via the Reciprocity Pathway.

In Iowa, WGU's initial teacher preparation programs in science lead to an Initial License in one of the following Secondary Science Certification areas 

Biology, 5-12
Chemistry, 5-12
Earth Science, 5-12
Physics, 5-12


 


Area of Certification


Required Praxis  Exams


Biology, 5-12


1. Content: Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

2. Pedagogy: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*


Chemistry, 5-12


1. Content: Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

2. Pedagogy: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*


Earth Science, 5-12


1. Content: Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

2. Pedagogy: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*


Physics, 5-12


1. Content: Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

2. Pedagogy: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*


 *Note: If you completed edTPA during the demonstration teaching portion of your WGU teacher preparation program, then you do not need to pass Praxis 5624. If you did not complete edTPA, then you will need to pass Praxis 5624 to be eligible for licensure recommendation in Iowa.

Visit these links for important information: 

General Information About Licensing in Iowa

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU and the Utah State Office of Education

Applying for Your Iowa Teaching License


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