Kansas BA Special Education/ Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements
WGU students who want to become certified in Kansas need to first license in Utah after completing their teacher preparation program; a student can then apply for a reciprocal license in KS after receiving their Utah license. Refer to the following for specific state requirements: general Utah teacher certification requirements and general Kansas teacher certification requirements.
In Kansas, this program leads to licensure in Elementary Education, K-6 and Adaptive Special Education K-6 and 6-12.
1) Content Exam UT: Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for licensure. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
2) Content Exam KS: Praxis II 5017, Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
You must pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for licensure.
OR, if passed prior to 9/1/2014, Praxis 5011: Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
3) Content Exam UT & KS: Praxis 5543, Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications
You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.
This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
4) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6
You must pass this exam to be recommended for licensure in Kansas.
Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in Kansas
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU and the Utah State Office of Education
Applying for your Kansas Teaching License
Article Number : 19632, 2170