IL Master of Arts in Science Education (MASE) Certification and Exam Requirements

Illinois Master of Arts in Science Education (MASE) Certification and Exam Requirements

 
While students in initial teacher preparation programs must obtain a license in Utah before applying for certification in Illinois, students in endorsement programs, like the MASE program, seeking an endorsement at the same grade level of the initial endorsement,  may apply directly to Illinois for certification.
 

In Illinois, this program leads to a license with an endorsement in one of the following areas:

Biology, Grades 6-12
Chemistry, Grades 6-12
Earth and Space Science, Grades 6-12
Physics, Grades 6-12

Students should not enroll in the middle grades science education program (MASE Middle Grades) at WGU. Illinois requires the completion of additional middle-school pedagogy coursework to teach in grades 6-8.  WGU does not offer these courses. For more information, please review the Middle Grades Endorsement Requirements in Illinois in effect prior to 2/1/2018. For middle grades endorsement information after 2/1/2018, please see Middle Grades Teaching Endorsements

Refer to the Adding an Endorsement to an Illinois Teaching Certificate for information on how to add new areas to your license in Illinois.

Secondary Science Exams and Requirements:                       

 


Program

 


ILTS and Praxis Exam Requirement

 



MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Biology


1) Content Exam for Illinois Certification: ILTS Science: Biology (105)

This exam is required to be recommended for certification.


2) WGU Graduation Requirement: Praxis 5235 Biology: Content Knowledge.

This exam is required for graduation.

 



MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Chemistry


1) Content Exam for Illinois Certification: Science, Chemistry (106)

This exam is required to be recommended for certification.

 

2) WGU Graduation RequirementPraxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge

This exam is required for graduation.

 



MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Geosciences


 

1) Content Exam for Illinois Certification: ILTS Science: Earth and Space (108)

This exam is required to be recommended for certification.

 

2) WGU Graduation Requirement: Praxis 5571 Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

This exam is required for graduation.

 



MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Physics


 

1) Content Exam for Illinois Certification: Physics (116)

This exam is required to be recommended for certification.

2) WGU Graduation Requirement: Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge.

This exam is required for graduation.

 

 

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Illinois

Registering for Praxis Exams

Registering for ILTS Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a Teaching License

 

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