ND Secondary Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements

North Dakota Secondary Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements


WGU initial licensure students who want to become certified in North Dakota need to 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 Secondary Social Studies Composite, grades 5-12.

1) Content Exam:Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

This exam also meets the WGU program requirement.

This exam is required for graduation and recommendation for licensure.



** Please note that you must select the Utah State Board of Education as an official score recipient.  You must have ordered your USBE background check and have been issued a CACTUS ID before the USBE can record and retain your scores.  The USBE will not be automatically included as a score recipient by ETS when you register for your exams.  You may find instructions on how to select the USBE as an official score recipient in the Submitting Exam Scores to the Utah State Board of Education article in this handbook.  Western Governors University will not submit your score reports to the USBE on your behalf. Failure to report official content exam scores to the USBE may result in delays in the licensing process.



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
Applying for your North Dakota Teaching License


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