In Ohio, this program leads to a Resident Educator license in Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate Needs K-12.
Content Exam for Special Education: Praxis 5543, Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications*. Ohio accepts the OAE Special Education (043) exam as a Special Education content exam for licensure in Ohio. However, WGU students must pass the Praxis 5543 exam even if they have already passed the OAE 043 exam, as the Praxis 5543 exam is a WGU program requirement exam. Ohio accepts the Praxis 5543 exam, as it is the exam required for licensure in WGU's home state of Utah. Therefore, WGU students may pass only the Praxis 5543 exam to satisfy both Ohio and Utah licensing requirements for Special Education.
*If passed prior to 9/3/13, Praxis 5354. However, Praxis 5354 does not satisfy the WGU Program Requirement exam.
You must pass both of these exams to be recommended for licensure.
If you matriculated on 9/1/2011 or later, you must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for certification.