ND MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

North Dakota MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements


Students in WGU’s Master of Science in Special Education program who want to add the special education license area to their existing North Dakota certification must first license in Utah after completing their teacher preparation program; a student can then apply for a reciprocal license in North Dakota after receiving their Utah license. Refer to the following for specific state requirements: general Utah teacher certification requirements and general North Dakota teacher certification requirements.

In North Dakota, this program leads to a license in Special Education K-12.

Special Education Exams and Requirements: 

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

This exam is required for graduation and recommendation for licensure.

This exam also meets the WGU program requirement.

Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in North Dakota
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submit your exam scores to WGU and the Utah State Office of Education
ND MSSP Adding an Endorsement Instructions



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