TX Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements-Reciprocity Pathway

Texas Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements-Reciprocity Pathway


In Texas, the elementary education program leads to a Standard Certificate in Core Subjects/Generalist EC-6 and/or 4-8


1) Utah Content Exam: Praxis 5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for certification. This exam also meets the WGU Program Requirement.

Or, if passed prior to 7/1/2015, Praxis 5031

Or, if passed prior to 9/1/2012, Praxis 5014


** Please note that you must select the Utah State Board of Education as an official score recipient.  You must have ordered your USBE background check and have been issued a CACTUS ID before the USBE can record and retain your scores.  The USBE won't automatically be included as a score reciptient by ETS when you register for your exams.  You can find instructions on how to select the USBE as an official score recipient in the Submitting Exam Scores to the Utah State Board of Education article in this handbook.  Western Governors University will not submit your score reports to the USBE on your behalf.  


After applying for your Review of Credentials in Texas, TEA may require you to also pass the following exams:

TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) and/or Core Subjects 4-8 (211)

TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160)



Visit these links for important information: 

General Information About Licensing in Texas-Reciprocity Pathway

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU and to the Utah State Board of Education

Applying for Your Texas Teaching License-Reciprocity Pathway




Article Number: 20189, 2317