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

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


In Louisiana, WGU's endorsement preparation programs in science lead to an endorsement in one of the following areas:

 

Grades 4-8 Science

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

 

 

Program Required Exams:

 

To graduate from your program, you must pass the program required exam for your area listed below.

 

 Area of Certification

 


 Program Required Exam

 

 

 Grades 4-8 Science

 

 

 Praxis 5440 Middle School Science

 

Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5204 Teaching Reading

This exam is not required for graduation. You must pass this exam to be eligible for an endorsement in Grades 4-8 Science if you have not completed at least six semester hours of reading coursework. 

 


 Biological Science 6-12

 


 Praxis 5235 Biology: Content Knowledge

 


 Chemistry 6-12

 


 Praxis 5245 Chemistry: Content Knowledge

 


 Earth Science 6-12

 

 

 Praxis 5571 Earth & Space Science: Content Knowledge

 


 Physics, 6-12

 

 Praxis 5265 Physics: Content Knowledge

 

Depending on the grade level of your current license, Louisiana may require you to pass a Praxis PLT pedagogy exam to be eligible for your science endorsement. Please consult Louisiana's Add-On documents for more information on adding a science area to a valid Louisiana certificate:

Document for adding Grades 4-8 Science for all certificate holders

Document for secondary certificate-holders adding a Grades 6-12 science area endorsement

Document for all other certificate-holders adding a Grades 6-12 science area endorsement

 

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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