Elementary Education Certification Available: Elementary Education K-5
Note: Applicants must have passed the required exams within five years prior to the date they apply for licensure.
Required Content Exams:
1. Praxis 5017, Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
(OR, if passed by 8/31/2014: Praxis 5011, Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment)
2. Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
(OR, if passed by 8/31/14 and you apply for licensure by 8/31/2019: Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge)
Required Pedagogy Exams:
1. Praxis 5203, Teaching Reading: Elementary
(OR, if passed prior to 9/1/2013 and you apply for licensure by 8/31/2018: Praxis II 5201 Reading Across the Curriculum: Elementary)
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: 20174, 2312