IN Master of Arts in Science Education Certification and Exam Requirements - Direct Pathway

In Indiana, this program leads to a license addition in one of the following areas:
Life Science (Grades 5-12)
Chemistry (Grades 5-12)
Earth/Space Science (Grades 5-12)
Physics (Grades 5-12)

WGU students cannot be certified in middle school science in Indiana. The state of Indiana only offers subject-specific middle school science licenses.  Therefore, WGU's general middle school science program will not meet Indiana requirements. 


Exam Requirements


You must satisfy the content and WGU program exam requirements based on your content area.


 Area of Certification

 Content Exam


WGU Program Requirement Exam

Life Science (Grades 5-12) IN CORE 045, Science - Life Science
OR Praxis 5235, Biology, Content Knowledge, if passed by 5/31/14 
Praxis 5235, Biology, Content Knowledge
Chemistry (Grades 5-12) IN CORE 043, Science - Chemistry
OR Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledgeif passed by 5/31/14 
Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge
Earth/Space Science (Grades 5-12) IN CORE 044, Science - Earth/Space Science
OR Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledgeif passed by 5/31/14
Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge
Physics (Grades 5-12) IN CORE 047, Science - Physics
OR Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledgeif passed by 5/31/14
Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge

Note: You must pass the corresponding Content Exam to receive a license recommendation from WGU.  You must pass the corresponding WGU Program Requirement Exam to graduate from your program and be recommendation for certification.


Visit these links for important information:


General Information About Licensing in Indiana

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to an Indiana Teaching Certificate




Article Number: 19610, 2702