NC MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

North Carolina MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In North Carolina, WGU's Master of Science in Special Education program leads to an endorsement in Special Education: General Curriculum K-12.

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5543, Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program. You must graduate from the program to be recommended for certification. This exam also meets the WGU Program Requirement.


You will then be required to take the following tests at least once during your first year of teaching. You must pass these exams in order to convert the initial Standard Professional License I to the Standard Professional License II: 

                   1) Pearson Foundations of Reading Test for North Carolina (090)
                   2) Pearson 
General Curriculum Test for North Carolina (103, 203)

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in North Carolina

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a North Carolina Teaching Certificate



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