The information in this article applies to students enrolled in specific WGU endorsement programs. General information for adding endorsements in subject areas that are not offered at WGU can be found by viewing the page on Endorsement Flexibility and Additional Endorsements.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
How to Add an Additional Endorsement
A) Adding an Endorsement at the Same Grade Level (Secondary > Secondary)
Note: Applicants seeking to add a secondary endorsement by passing required Praxis specialty area tests do not need to obtain the recommendation from a college/university.
MS Special Education (MSSP)
To add Special Education or English as a Second Language to your license, you must complete an endorsement preparation program in addition to passing the appropriate Praxis exams.
Step 2: If the Tennessee Department of Education was not selected as a an official score recipient when you registered for your Praxis exams, you will need to contact ETS and request that they mail an official score report directly to the TN Department of Education. You may do this by calling 1-800-772-9476 or by submitting the Additional Score Report Request Form to ETS via fax or mail.
Note: Applicants must have passed the required exams within five years prior to the date they apply for licensure.
Step 3: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see WGU Transcript Request. Be sure to leave your transcripts in their sealed envelopes.
Step 4: If you have one or more years of acceptable teaching experience, then you need to have an authorized school official from the employing school fill out the Experience Verification Form and return it to you for inclusion in your application packet.
Step 5: Mail your transcripts (and Experience Verification Form, if applicable) to the following address:
The Tennessee Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensing
710 James Robertson Parkway
12th Floor Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-0377
Step 6: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Application For Additional Endorsement Completed Outside Of Tennessee document attached. You must include your name as it appears on your Tennessee teaching license, and your Tennessee Teaching License Number.
Step 8: A WGU Licensure Analyst will complete your Tennessee endorsement application form and email it to you.
Step 9: Upload your completed application form to the "Out of State Attachments" section of your TNCompass application.
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