TX Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements-Reciprocity Pathway

Texas Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements-Reciprocity Pathway


In Texas, WGU's initial teacher preparation programs in science lead to a Standard certificate in one of the following areas 

 

Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Life Science, Grades 7-12
Physical Science, Grades 6-12


Content and Program Required Exams:

You must pass one content exam plus the WGU Program Required exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for teacher certification.

 

Area of Certification

 Content Exam

 Chemistry 7-12

 

 Praxis 5245 Chemistry: Content Knowledge

This exam meets the WGU Program Requirement.

 

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

TExES Chemistry 7-12 (240)

TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160)

 

 Life Science, 7-12

 

Praxis 5235 Biology: Content Knowledge

This exam meets the WGU Program Requirement.

 

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

TExES Life Science 7-12 (238)

TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160)

 

 Physical Science, 6-12

 

Praxis 5265 Physics: Content Knowledge

This exam meets the WGU Program Requirement.

 

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

TExES Physical Science 6-12 (237)

TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160)

 

  

** 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.  

 

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 Office of Education

Applying for Your Texas Teaching License-Reciprocity Pathway



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Article Number: 20201, 2322