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


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