OH Secondary Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements - Direct Pathway

In Ohio, this program leads to a Resident Educator license in Integrated Social Studies, Grades 7-12.

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge OR OAE Integrated Social Studies (025)

You must pass one of these exams to graduate from the program and be recommended for certification.

NOTE: The Praxis 5081 will also satisfy the WGU Program Requirement


2) WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure.


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

(Or, if passed prior to 9/3/13,  Praxis 5624 Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 7–12)

You must pass this exam to be recommended for certification.


Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in Ohio
Registering for Praxis Exams

Registering for State Required Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Ohio Teaching License 



Article Number: 20024, 2014

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