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

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

Middle Grades Science Certification Available: Middle Grades Science, Grades 5-9

Secondary Science Certifications Available 
Biology, Grades 9-12
Chemistry, Grades 9-12
Earth Science, Grades 9-12
Physics, Grades 9-12
 

Science Exams and Requirements:                       

  


Program

 


Exam Requirement

 


MASE Grades 5-9 (Middle)


WGU Program Requirement (Required to graduate) You may pass either:
A.     Praxis II 5440, Middle School Science
OR                               
B.     Praxis II 5439, Middle School Science

MO Content Exam (Required for certification): Middle School Education: Science (013)

 


MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Biology


WGU Program Requirement (Required to graduate): Praxis 5235 Biology Content Knowledge

MO Content Exam (Required for certification): Biology (016)

 


MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Chemistry


WGU Program Requirement (Required to graduate): Praxis 5245 Chemistry Content Knowledge

MO Content Exam (Required for certification): Chemistry (018)

 


MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Geosciences


WGU Program Requirement (Required to graduate): Praxis 5571 Earth and Space Sciences Content Knowledge

MO Content Exam (Required for certification): Earth Science (019)

 


MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Physics


WGU Program Requirement (Required to graduate): Praxis 5265 Physics Content Knowledge

MO Content Exam (Required for certification): Physics (024)

 



To qualify for a science endorsement in Missouri, you must pass the corresponding exams listed in the chart above as well as meet all other general Missouri teacher certification requirements. The Praxis exams listed above will also satisfy the WGU Praxis program requirement for MASE programs. 

 

REGISTERING FOR EXAMS

Before registering for a Praxis exam, be sure to review WGU's general policies regarding external certification exams. Exam registration is available through the ETS website at www.ets.org/praxis.  The ETS website will provide you with the test dates available. 

SUBMITTING SCORES TO WGU

To ensure that WGU receives ALL of your exam scores and can verify your eligibility for licensure, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to scores@wgu.edu.  All required exam scores must be on file with WGU at your time of graduation so that the Certification Officer can recommend you for certification.

CERTIFICATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Those seeking an added endorsement to a current teaching certificate after completion of a Master of Arts in Science Education program at WGU should follow the instructions in the Adding an Endorsement to a Missouri Teaching Certificate article in this handbook. 

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