NH Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements

New Hampshire Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently.  It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.


In New Hampshire, this program leads to a certification in Social Studies (5-12).


Secondary Social Science Certification Available: Social Studies, Grades 5-12

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5086, Social Studies: Content and Interpretation (OR, if passed prior to September 1, 2011: Praxis 0081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge and Praxis 0082, Social Studies: Analytical Essays)

You must pass this exam in order to graduate from your program and be recommended for certification.

2) WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam in order to graduate from your program.


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in New Hampshire

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your New Hampshire Teaching License



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