Virgin Islands Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (MAME) Certification and Exam Requirements
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LICENSE AND EXAM REQUIREMENTS
Secondary Mathematics Certification Available: Secondary Mathematics Grades 7-12
Graduates of a WGU Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (MAME) grades 5-12 teacher preparation program will be eligible for grades 7-12 mathematics teacher certification in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which will allow them to teach in any single subject mathetmatics classroom in that grade range. While WGU's mathematics teacher preparation programs cover grades 5-12, grades 7-12 certification will be awarded in the VI because that is how the VI Department of Education defines the grade range of secondary-level certification.
The U.S. Virgin Islands offers certification in grades 7-12 and does not have certification specific to the middle grade level.
To add a new endorsement area to a current U.S. Virgin Islands teaching license, you must meet all certification requirements for the new area with the exception of student teaching. Educators must have 26 semester credits in the new area and the completion of teacher pedagogy/methodology courses. More information can be found at the US Virgin Islands Department of Education website.
Mathematics Exams and Requirements:
VI Content Exam: Praxis II 5161, Mathematics: Content Knowledge (OR, if passed prior to 9/1/2013: Praxis II 0061 (paper) or 5061 (computer), Mathematics: Content Knowledge)
WGU Program Requirement: You have two options to satisfy the WGU Program Requirement. You may pass either:
1. Praxis II 0061 (paper) or 5061 (computer), Mathematics: Content Knowledge
2. Praxis II 5161, Mathematics: Content Knowledge
To qualify for mathematics certification in VI, you must pass the exams that correspond with your program above as well as meet all other general U.S. Virgin Island teacher certification requirements. The Praxis II exams listed above will also satisfy the WGU Program Requirement for MAME programs.
REGISTERING FOR EXAMS
Before registering for the Praxis II exams, be sure to review WGU's general policies regarding external certification exams. Exam registration is available through the ETS website at www.ets.org/praxis. The ETS website will provide you with the test dates available. The minimum required scores for the Virgin Islands can be found by reviewing the VI Praxis Exam Requirements.
SUBMITTING SCORES TO WGU
To ensure that WGU receives ALL of your exam scores and can verify your eligibility for licensure, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. All required exam scores must be on file with WGU at your time of graduation so that the Certification Officer can recommend you for certification.
CERTIFICATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Information on how to submit your application to the Virgin Islands for initial teacher certification upon completion of your WGU program is available in the U.S. Virgin Islands Teacher Certification Application Information article in this handbook.
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