OH Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements - Direct Pathway

LICENSE AND EXAM REQUIREMENTS

Secondary Science Certifications Available:  

Physical Sciences: Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Earth Sciences, Grades 7-12
Life Sciences, Grades 7-12
Physical Sciences: 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 Ohio in the area(s) in which they have content specialization.  Students in a Post-baccalaureate or MAT Secondary Science program will be eligible for certification that aligns with their undergraduate science major and must take the corresponding content exams. 

Secondary Science Exams and Requirements:  

 


 Area of Certification

 


 Required  Exams

 


 Science 7-12, Physical Science: Chemistry

 

Content ExamPraxis 5245, Chemistry: Content  OR OAE Chemistry (009) 

Note: The Praxis 5245 also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

This exam is required to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure.


WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge

This exam is required to graduate from the program.

Pedagogy Exam: OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult 7-12 (003)

This exam is required to be recommended for licensure.

 


 Science 7-12, Earth Sciences


Content Exam: Praxis 5571, Earth Science: Content Knowledge OR OAE Earth and Space Science (014)

NOTE: The Praxis 5571 will also satisfy the WGU Program Requirement

 

WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5571, Earth Science: Content Knowledge

This exam is required to graduate from the program.

Pedagogy Exam: OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult 7-12 (003)

This exam is required to be recommended for licensure.

 


 Science 7-12, Life Sciences


Content Exam: Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge OR  OAE Biology (007)

NOTE: The Praxis 5235 will also satisfy the WGU Program Requirement

 

WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge

This exam is required to graduate from the program.

Pedagogy Exam: OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult 7-12 (003)

This exam is required to be recommended for licensure.

 


 Science 7-12, Physical Science: Physics

 

Content Exam: Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge OR  OAE Physics (035)

NOTE: The Praxis 5265 will also satsify the WGU Program Requirement


WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge

This exam is required to graduate from the program.


Pedagogy Exam: OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult 7-12 (003)

This exam is required to be recommended for licensure.



Previous Pedagogy Exam Requirement (if passed prior to 9/3/2013):  Praxis II 0624 (paper) or 5624 (computer), Principles of Learning and Teaching, 7-12


Note: Individuals who successfully complete a Praxis series test required for licensure prior to September 3, 2013 may use this test and test results to satisfy the licensure testing requirement at the time licensure is sought.

Ohio requires the passing of content exam(s) and a professional knowledge (pedagogy) exam for licensure. As a student completing a program outside of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education will accept content exam(s) required for certification in WGU's home-state of Utah or content exam(s) required for certification in Ohio. Since Utah does not require a professional knowledge (pedagogy) exam for initial licensure, you will need to pass an Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) pedagogy exam to license in Ohio.


Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in Ohio
Registering for State Required Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Ohio Teaching License 

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