WV BA Special Education Mild to Moderate Certification and Exam Requirements

 West Virginia BA Special Education Mild to Moderate Certification and Exam Requirements

In West Virginia, this program leads to an initial license in Multi-Categorical Special Education: Mild/Moderate Mentally Impaired, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Specific Learning Disabilities, K-6 and 5-Adult.

Content Exam:

Praxis 5543, Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

You must pass this exam to be eligible for a Clinical Experience Permit, to graduate from this program, and to be recommended for certification. This exam  also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement. 


Important Information Regarding Exam Requirements for DT

Pedagogy Exam:

Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6

You must pass this test to be recommended for certification. 

Note:  If you completed edTPA during the demonstration teaching portion of your WGU teacher preparation program, then you do not need to pass the Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Elementary K-6. If you did not complete edTPA, then you will need to pass Praxis 5622 to be eligible for licensure recommendation in West Virginia.


Practicum Requirement
West Virginia requires completion of demonstration teaching in a public school. 16 weeks divided between elementary and special education, as determined by WGU.



Visit these links for important information: 

General Information About Licensing in West Virginia

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU 

Applying for Your West Virginia Teaching License



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