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

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

 

In South Carolina, completion of WGU's Master of Arts in Science Education (5-9) program leads to an endorsement in Middle Grades Science, Grades 5-8.

 

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5440 Middle School Science

You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for licensure in South Carolina. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement
OR, if passed prior to September 1, 2014: Praxis II 0439 Middle School Science

 

**Note For MASE (5-9) Students: South Carolina requires three courses for middle grades certification which WGU's MASE5-9 program does not include. Therefore, you will need to complete these courses at a South Carolina institution in order to be eligible for middle grades certification in South Carolina:

 

  • Middle-Level Curriculum & Organization (3 semester hours)
  • Early Adolescent Growth/Development & Learning Communities (3 semester hours)
  • Teaching Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3 semester hours)



In South Carolina, completion of WGU's Master of Arts in Science Education (5-12) program leads to an endorsement in one of the following:

 

Biology, Grades 9-12
Chemistry, Grades 9-12
Physics, Grades 9-12
Earth and Space Science, Grades 9-12
Content Exams and WGU Program Requirements                        


Program

 


Exam Requirement

 

MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Biology


1) Content Exam: Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure in South Carolina. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
OR, if passed prior to 9/1/14, 5030: Biology and General Science

 

MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Chemistry


1) Content Exam: Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure in South Carolina. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
OR, if passed prior to 9/1/14, 5070, Chemistry, Physics and General Science

 


MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Physics


1) Content Exam: Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure in South Carolina. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
OR, if passed prior to 9/1/14, 5070, Chemistry, Physics and General Science

 

MASE Grades 5-12 (Secondary): Earth and Space Science

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sceinces: Content Knowledge

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for licensure in South Carolina. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

 



Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in South Carolina

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a South Carolina Teaching Certificate



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