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

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

 

Educators holding a current Nebraska teaching certificate may apply for full endorsement in additional teaching areas after completing a teacher preparation program in the new certification area. Provisional endorsement can be applied for after completing 50% of the teacher preparation program (see http://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/Gtchcert.html). 

 

 

In Nebraska, WGU's Master of Arts in Science Education (Middle Grades) program leads to an endorsement in Science, Grades 5-9.


Nebraska requires seven weeks of student teaching of those seeking to add a new subject endorsement at a new grade level (i.e. an elementary school teacher who wants to teach middle grades science). WGU's Masters in Science and Math Education endorsement programs do not provide this student teaching component, and thus the middle grades program is only suitable for Nebraska educators already licensed at the 5-9 level.  

Middle Grades Science Exam Requirement:

Content Exam: Praxis 5440, Middle Grades Science

This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement for Master of Arts in Science Education (Middle Grades). You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. 

 


In Nebraska, WGU's Master of Arts in Science Education (Secondary) program leads to an endorsement in one of the following areas:

 
Biology, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Earth and Space Science, Grades 7-12
Physics, Grades 7-12


Nebraska requires 7 weeks of student teaching of those seeking to add a new subject endorsement at a new grade level (i.e. an elementary school teacher who wants to teach secondary science). WGU's Masters in Science and Math Education endorsement programs do not provide this student teaching component, and thus are only suitable for Nebraska educators already licensed at the 7-12 level.  
  
Secondary Science Exams and Requirements:                       

 


Program

 


WGU Graduation Requirement

 



MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Biology


 

Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge



MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Chemistry


 

Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge


MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Earth and Space Science


 

Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge



MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Physics


 

Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge

 

These exams also satisfy the WGU Praxis Graduation Requirement for MASE programs. 

Visit these links for important information:
General Information About Licensing in Nebraska

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a Nebraska Teaching Certificate

 


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