TX Secondary Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements-Reciprocity Pathway

Texas Secondary Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements-Reciprocity Pathway

In Texas, the secondary social science program leads to a Standard Certificate in Social Studies 7-12

1) Utah Content Exam: Praxis 5081, Social Studies: Content Knowledge

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


** 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 Social Studies 7-12 (232)

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: 20205, 2320