NY Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

New York Secondary 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.

LICENSE AND EXAM REQUIREMENTS

Secondary Science Certifications Available:

 

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

 
Graduates of a WGU science grades 5-12 teacher preparation program will be eligible for grades 7-12 teacher certification in New York in the area(s) in which they have content specialization. Students in a Post-baccalaureate* or MAT Science 5-12 program will be eligible for certification that aligns with their undergraduate science major and must take the corresponding content exams.

Content Area Requirements (Post-Bacc.* and Master of Arts in Teaching Only)

In order to obtain a New York teaching license after graduating from a post-baccalaureate* or master of arts in teaching program at WGU, New York requires an acceptable undergraduate degree in the core content area or at least 30 semester hours of college-level coursework in the core content area. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will make the authoritative and final determination about your eligibility for any type of certification. The NYSED may, at its discretion, require graduates of any program to complete additional coursework to become eligible for certification. For more information on these requirements, refer to the Search Certification Requirements page of the NY State Education Department website. 

Secondary Science Exams and Requirements:

 

Area of Concentration Required Exams Notes
Biology, Grades 7-12

Content Exam: NYSTCE Biology CST (006)

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.

WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge  

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.

Pedagogy Exam Requirement: Educating All Students Test (EAS)

Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.

Chemistry, Grades 7-12

Content Exam:  NYSTCE Chemistry CST (007)

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.

WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.

Pedagogy Exam Requirement: Educating All Students Test (EAS)

Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.

Earth Science, Grades 7-12

Content Exam:  NYSTCE Earth Science CST (008)

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.

WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.

Pedagogy Exam Requirement: Educating All Students Test (EAS)

Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.

Physics, Grades 7-12

Content Exam: NYSTCE Physics CST (009)

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.

WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.

Pedagogy Exam Requirement: Educating All Students Test (EAS)

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
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

New York Teaching Performance Assessment
Applying for your New York Teaching License


9/2017

 

 * Beginning 2/1/2018, WGU will no longer enroll students in the PBSC12 program.

 


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