UT BA Special Education/ Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Utah BA Special Education/ Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Utah, this program leads to a Level 1 license in both Elementary Education Grades K-6 and 1-8, and Mild/Moderate Special Education K-12.

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

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for certification.

Or, if one subtest was passed prior to 8/31/2014, and all four subtests passed prior to 7/1/2015, Praxis 5031

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


2) Special Education Content ExamPraxis 5543 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications OR  Praxis 5354 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

You must pass one of these exams to graduate from the program and be recommended for certification. The Praxis 5543 is the recommended exam because it also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

3) WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5543, Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 
If you matriculated after 9/1/2011, and took Praxis 5354 to meet the Special Education content exam requirement, you must take this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for certification. 

 

Visit these links for more important information:

General Information about Licensing in Utah

Registering for Exams

Submit your exam scores to WGU and the Utah State Office of Education
Utah Student Teacher License
Utah Teacher Certification Application Information

 

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