LA MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Louisiana MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Louisiana, this program leads to an endorsement in Special Education - Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Grades 1-5, 4-8, or 6-12


Content ExamPraxis 5543 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement. You must pass this exam to graduate from your program.


Please consult Louisiana's Add-On documents for more information on adding a Mild to Moderate Disabilities endorsement to a valid Louisiana certificate as you may have additional testing requirements if you are adding the Mild/Moderate Add-On at a new grade level.


Please note that WGU's MSSP program does not contain a course which meets the "Reading and Literacy" requirement for the Mild/Moderate 1-5 Add-On and must be satisfied by other coursework, possibly taken as part of an initial teacher preparation program. 


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Louisiana

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a Louisiana Teaching Certificate






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