MA BA Special Education/Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Massachusetts BA Special Education/ Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Massachusetts, completion of this program leads to a Provisional Certificate in Elementary Education Grades 1-6 and Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities Pk-8

1) Content Exam for Elementary Education & Special Education: MTEL General Curriculum (03) (Multi-Subject and Mathematics Subtests)You must pass this exam in order to graduate from your program and be recommended for certification. 

2) Pedagogy Exam: MTEL Foundations of Reading (90)

You must pass this exam in order to be recommended for certification.


3) WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5543 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications
You must pass this exam in order to graduate from your program. 


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Massachusetts

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your Massachusetts Teaching License

Sheltered English Immersion Teacher Endorsement




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