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

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

Important Information:  The purpose of WGU’s Master of Arts, Science Education (MASE) program in New York is to enable students to earn a regionally accredited master’s degree. New York requires 30 credits in a specific science area.  This requirement can not be met by completing WGU’s Master of Arts, Science Education (MASE) program alone.

 

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will make an authoritative and final determination about your eligibility for certification after evaluating your transcripts.  Depending on what coursework you completed prior to this program, NYSED may require you to complete additional coursework outside WGU before you will be issued a secondary science certification.

LICENSE AND EXAM REQUIREMENTS

 

In New York this program leads to a second Initial Certificate through the Completion of a College Teacher Education Program in another U.S. State pathway.  This program does not meet the requirements for a Professional Certificate.


New York Secondary Science Certifications:

 

Biology, Grades 7-12

Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Earth Science, Grades 7-12
Physics, Grades 7-12

 

Graduates of a WGU Master of Arts in Science Education (MASE) program may pursue grades 7-12 teacher certification in New York in the area in which they have content specialization.  Details on requirements for available certification areas can be accessed on the "Search Certification Requirements" page of NYSED's website. 

Science Exams and Requirements:     

 

Exam Requirement
Biology Content Exam: Biology CST (006) Note:  You must submit passing scores for this exam before requesting recommendation for licensure from the WGU Licensure Department.
WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge (or paper version Praxis 0235)  Note: Required to be passed before applying for graduation.
Pedagogy Exam Requirement: Educating All Students Test (EAS) Note:  Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.
Chemistry Content Exam:  Chemistry CST (007) Note:  You must submit passing scores for this exam before requesting recommendation for licensure from the WGU Licensure Department.
WGU Program Requirement:  Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge (or paper version Praxis 0245) Note:  Required to be passed before applying for graduation.
Pedagogy Exam Requirement: Educating All Students Test (EAS) Note:  Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.
Geosciences Content Exam:  Earth Science CST (008) Note:  You must submit passing scores for this exam before requesting recommendation for licensure from the WGU Licensure Department.
WGU Program Requirement:  Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (or paper version Praxis 0571) Note:  Required to be passed before applying for graduation.
Pedagogy Exam Requirement: Educating All Students Test (EAS) Note:  Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.
Physics Content Exam:  Physics CST (009) Note:  You must submit passing scores for this exam before requesting recommendation for licensure from the WGU Licensure Department.
WGU Program Requirement:  Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge (or paper version Praxis 0265) Note:  Required to be passed before applying for graduation.
Pedagogy Exam Requirement: Educating All Students Test (EAS) Note:  Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.

 

Visit these links for more important information:

 
General Information About Licensing in New York
General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU 
Applying for your New York Teaching License


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