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

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

 
In Nebraska, WGU's endorsement preparation programs in science lead 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 only offers a general middle grades license to which teachers can add specialized areas. Since WGU's middle grades programs are subject specific, students seeking certification cannot enroll in the MAME grades 5-9 program. 

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). 

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 math). 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.  
  
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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