TN Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Secondary Science Certifications Available:  

Biology, Grades 6-12
Chemistry, Grades 6-12
Earth Science, Grades 6-12
Physics, Grades 6-12


Exam Requirements:

 

 Area of Certification  Required Praxis Exams. The Tennessee-required Content Exam for Each Content Area Also Satisfies the WGU Program Requirement Exam for Each Program.
 Science 6-12, Biology

Content Exam: Praxis 5235, Biology: Content Knowledge 
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below

 

 Science 6-12, Chemistry

Content Exam: Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below

 

 Science 6-12, Earth Science

Content Exam: Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below

 

 Science 6-12, Physics Content Exam: Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below

 

*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 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12. If you did not complete edTPA, then you must pass Praxis 5624 to be eligible for licensure recommendation in Tennessee.

 

 Visit these links for more important information:


General Information About Licensing in Tennessee
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Tennessee Teaching License

Tennessee Teaching Performance Assessment

10/2017

 

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