TN Secondary Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Secondary Social Science Certifications Available: 

Economics, 6-12
Geography, 6-12
Government, 6-12
History, 6-12
Psychology, 9-12
Sociology, 9-12 

Secondary Social Science Exams and Requirements: 

Note: Applicants must have passed the required exams within five years prior to the date they apply for licensure.

 

Area of Certification   Required Praxis Exams
Economics,
6-12

Content Exam: Praxis 5911, Economics
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below
WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

Geography,
6-12

Content Exam: Praxis 5921, Geography
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below
WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

Government,
Grades 6-12

Content Exam: Praxis 5931, Government/ Political Science
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below
WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

History,
6-12

Content Exam: Praxis 5941, World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below
WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

Psychology,
9-12

Content Exam: Praxis  5391, Psychology
(OR, if passed by 8/31/14 and you apply for licensure by 8/31/19: Praxis 0390, Psychology)
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below
WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

Sociology,
9-12

Content Exam: Praxis 5952, Sociology
 (OR, if passed by 8/31/14 and you apply for licensure by 8/31/19: Praxis 0950, Sociology)
Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 *See note below
WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

 

 

*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

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