VI Secondary Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements

U.S. Virgin Islands Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently.  It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.

Refer to the following for specific state requirements: general Virgin Islands teacher certification requirements.


Secondary Mathematics Certification Available: Secondary Mathematics, Grades 7-12

Important Note Regarding Field Experiences and Licensure

Graduates of a WGU mathematics 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. 

Secondary Mathematics Exams and Requirements: 

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 the secondary mathematics grades 7-12 certificate in the VI, you must pass the Praxis II Mathematics: Content Knowledge exam as well as meet all other general U.S. Virgin Island teacher certification requirements.  The Praxis II 0061/5061 or 5161 exam will also meet the WGU Program Requirement for the 5-12 math programs.


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 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.


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 801-906-5108 or email a scanned copy to  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.


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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