KY Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements - Reciprocity Pathway

Kentucky Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements - Reciprocity Pathway


The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) requires graduates from an out-of-state institution, like WGU, to obtain a license in the home-state of the program (Utah) prior to applying for a license in Kentucky.  


In Kentucky, this program leads to a license in Elementary School (Primary through Grade 5)


1) Content Exam for Utah and Kentucky Certification: Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for certification.


2) Pedagogy Exam for Kentucky Certification: Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6

This exam is not required for graduation, but is required to receive a license recommendation from WGU.


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Kentucky

Registering for Praxis Exams

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

Applying for your Kentucky Teaching License



Previous Content Exam RequirementsAll Praxis exams must be less than five years old at the time you apply for Kentucky licensure.

Previous Content Exam for Utah and Kentucky Certification: 

1) Praxis 5031 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

If at least one sub-test was passed on or before 8/31/2014 with all four sub-tests passed on or before 8/1/2015.


2) Praxis 5014 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
If passed on or before August 31, 2012 and you apply for your Kentucky license prior to August 31, 2017.





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