NV Middle Grades Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Nevada Middle Grades Science Certification and Exam Requirements


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


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


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.


Note: Applicants must have passed the required exams within five years prior to the date they apply for licensure.

1. Content Exam: Praxis 5440, Middle School Science 

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.

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 Office of Education

Applying for Your Nevada Teaching License



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