ME Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Maine Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

 

In Maine, WGU's initial teacher preparation programs in science lead to a Conditional Certificate in one of the following Secondary Science Certification areas 

Life Science (Biology Majors), Grades 7-12
Physical Science (Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science Majors), Grades 7-12

 * Beginning 7/1/19, the grade range for this license will change to Grades 6-12.



Secondary Science Exams and Requirements:

 


 Area of Certification

 

 Required Praxis Exams
Science 7-12, Life Science (Biology)

1) Content ExamPraxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement. You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.

 

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12. You must pass this exam to be recommended for certification.


Science 7-12, Physical Science (Chemistry)

 

1) Content ExamPraxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement. You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.

 

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12. You must pass this exam to be recommended for certification.

 

Science 7-12, Physical Science (Physics)

 

1) Content ExamPraxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement. You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.

 

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12. You must pass this exam to be recommended for certification.

 

Science 7-12, Physical Science (Earth Science)

1) Content ExamPraxis 5435: General Science: Content Knowledge.

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

 

2) WGU Program Requirement: Praxis  5571: Earth and Space Science: Content Knowledge. You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.


2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12. You must pass this exam to be recommended for certification.

 




Visit these links for important information: 

General Information About Licensing in Maine

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for Your Maine Teaching License



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