IA Secondary Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Iowa Social 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 social science lead to an Initial License in one of the following Secondary Social Science Certification areas 

Social Science - American Government, 5-12

Social Science - American History, 5-12

Social Science - Economics, 5-12

Social Science - Geography, 5-12

Social Science - World History, 5-12

 

Secondary Social Science Exams and Requirements:

You must pass the content exam for Iowa and for Utah plus the WGU Program Required exam to graduate from your program. You must take the required pedagogy exam to be recommended for teacher certification. 

 


Area of Certification 

 


 Required Praxis Exams

 

American Government, 5-12

 

Iowa Content Exam: Praxis 5931, American Government

Iowa Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*

Utah Content and WGU Graduation Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

American History, 5-12

 

Iowa Content Exam: Praxis 5941, World and US History

Iowa Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*

Utah Certification and WGU Graduation Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

Economics, 5-12

 

Iowa Content Exam: Praxis 5911, Economics

Iowa Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*
Utah Certification and WGU Graduation Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

Geography, 5-12

 

Iowa Content Exam: Praxis 5921, Geography

Iowa Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*

Utah Certification and WGU Graduation Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 


World History, 5-12

 

Iowa Content Exam: Praxis 5941, World and US History

Iowa Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, PLT 7-12*

Utah Certification and WGU Graduation Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

 

*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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