WI Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Wisconsin, this program leads to a license in Early Childhood Education Birth to Age 8 

WI Content Exam: Praxis 5018: Elementary Education: Content Knowledge. The Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge exam will also qualify, if passed by 8/31/13. Both exams satisfy the WGU Program Requirement below.


UT Content Exam (choose one)*:

Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects. Or, if at least one subtest was passed by 8/31/2014 with all four subtests passed by 7/1/15, the Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects. Or, the Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge, if passed by 8/31/12. All of these exams satisfy the WGU Program Requirement below.

OR
Praxis 5025, Early Childhood: Content Knowledge. The Praxis 5022 Early Childhood exam is accepted if passed by 8/31/2015. Neither exam satisfies the WGU Program Requirement below.

Pedagogy Exam: NES Foundations of Reading

WGU Program Requirement (for students who matriculated on March 1, 2012 or later. You may pass any of these four exams:
Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

* While Wisconsin does not require you to apply for and receive a UT teaching license before applying for WI licensure, WI does require you to be eligible for UT certification.  This means that you will need to pass both the UT content exam required for initial elementary education licensure (Praxis 5025 or 5022 and 5001, 5031, or 5014) and the exams that WI requires (Praxis 5014 or 5018 and NES Foundations of Reading) in order to be eligible for certification in WI.

Visit these links for more important information:


General Information About Licensing in Wisconsin
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Wisconsin Teaching License


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