NV Middle Grades Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements-Reciprocity

Nevada Middle Grades Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements-Reciprocity

In Nevada, this program leads to an Initial License in Middle School/ Junior High Mathematics Grades 7-9


Note: This certificate will not allow one to teach in a 9th grade high school classroom. 


Obtaining an initial Utah license is required to apply for an initial license in Nevada via the Reciprocity Pathway. Note: Students who enrolled before 10/1/2015 AND were living in Nevada at this time can license directly in Nevada. Contact licensure@wgu.edu if you need clarification on eligibility and exam requirements.

1. Content Exam: Praxis 5169, Middle School Mathematics
(Prior to September 2013, Praxis II 0069, Middle School Mathematics)

You must pass this test to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.


2. Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5623 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5-9 *

You must pass this test to be recommended for certification.

* If passed on or before August 31, 2019, the Praxis 5624 Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 will be accepted. Nevada will not accept the Praxis 5624 if taken after August 31, 2019.



** 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 important information: 

General Information About Licensing in Nevada

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU and the Utah State Board of Education

Applying for Your Nevada Teaching License



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