SC Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

South Carolina Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements


In South Carolina, this program leads to an Initial License with a certification area 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 and Program Required Exams:


 Area of Certification

 


 Required Praxis Exams

 

 Science 9-12, 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


2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12*

You must pass this exam in order to recommended for licensure in South Carolina.

 

 Science 9-12, 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


2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12*
You must pass this exam in order to recommended for licensure in South Carolina.

 

 Science 9-12, 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


2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12*

You must pass this exam in order to recommended for licensure in South Carolina.

 

Science 9-12, Earth and Space Science

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: 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.

 

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12*

You must pass this exam in order to recommended for licensure in South Carolina.

 

 

*Note: If you completed edTPA during the demonstration teaching portion of your WGU teacher preparation program on or after January 1 2018, then you do not need to pass Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: 7-12 to obtain a license recommendation. 

 

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in South Carolina

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your South Carolina License



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