Certification Available for Graduates of WGU's BA Special Education Program: Elementary Education K-5 and Special Education: Special Education Interventionist K-8 and Special Education Interventionist 6-12
Required Content Exams:
Note: Applicants must have passed the required exams within five years prior to the date they apply for licensure.
(OR, if passed by 8/31/2014: Praxis 5011, Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessmentand you apply for licensure by 8/31/2019)
(OR, Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge if passed by 8/31/2019 and you apply for licensure by 8/31/2024;
OR if passed by 8/31/14 and you apply for licensure by 8/31/2019: Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge)
This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement (for students who matriculated on 9/1/2011 or after)
Required Pedagogy Exams:
2. Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Elementary K-6
Note: Effective 10/1/2016, if you completed edTPA during the demonstration teaching portion of your WGU teacher preparation program, then you do not need to pass Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Elementary K-6. If you did not complete edTPA, then you will need to pass Praxis 5622 to be eligible for licensure recommendation in Tennessee.
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Article Number: 20164, 2027