WI Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

In Wisconsin, this program leads to a Middle and High School Science (Grades 4-12) license with one of the following supplemental areas, based on your program emphasis:  


Earth and Space Science

All students must pass the Praxis 5435, General Science: Content Knowledge exam plus one of the following WGU program requirement specialized content area exams, based on your program emphasis:

 Area of Certification


 Required Praxis Content Exam



Praxis 5235, Biology, Content Knowledge



Praxis 5245, Chemistry, Content Knowledge



Earth and Space Science


Praxis 5571, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge




Praxis 5265, Physics, Content Knowledge


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 licensure in your area of science specialization and the exam that WI requires (Praxis 5435) 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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