NV Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Nevada Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

In Nevada, WGU's initial teacher preparation programs in science lead to an Initial License in one of the following Secondary Science Certification areas:  

Comprehensive (allows you to teach in various types of science classrooms):

Biological Science, Grades 7-12

Single Subject (allows you to teach in only that one subject area):
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Earth Science, Grades 7-12
Physics, Grades 7-12

 

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

 


 Area of Certification

 


 Required Praxis Exams

 


Secondary Biological Science, 7-12

 

Content Exam: Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge

This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

You must pass this test to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.


Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching (7-12)

You must pass this test to be recommended for certification.

 


Secondary Chemistry, 7-12

 

Content Exam: Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge

This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

You must pass this test to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.

 

Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching (7-12)

You must pass this test to be recommended for certification.

 


Secondary Earth Science, 7-12

 

Content Exam: Praxis 5571, Earth Science: Content Knowledge*

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

 

Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching (7-12)

You must pass this test to be recommended for certification.

 

* You currently must take the Praxis 5571 exam for your WGU program requirement.  Beginning September 1, 2019, this exam will also be required by Nevada as a licensure requirement.

 


Secondary Physics, 7-12

 

Content ExamPraxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge*

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


Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching (7-12)

You must pass this test to be recommended for certification.

* You currently must take the Praxis 5265 exam for your WGU program requirement.  Beginning September 1, 2019, this exam will also be required by Nevada as a licensure requirement.

 

 

 

NOTE:

Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching – Science (5-12) (Biological Science ONLY) program may be eligible for WGU’s Nevada Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) program. For more information on eligibility requirements, please review the Nevada Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) student handbook article. Students in the ARL program license via the direct and approved pathway. If you have further questions or would like to participate in the ARL program, please contact licensure@wgu.edu.

 

Visit these links for important information: 

General Information About Licensing in Nevada

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU 

Applying for Your Nevada Teaching License


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