WV Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

West Virginia Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In West Virginia, this program leads to an initial license in Early Education, Pk-K or Early Childhood Education K-4

 


Area of Certification

 


Required Praxis Exams

 

Early Education, PreK-K


Content Exam: 5531 Pre-Kindergarten Education

You must pass these tests to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. 

Pedagogy Exam5622  Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6

You must pass this exam to be recommended for certification.

 * See Note Below

 

Early Childhood Education K-4


Content Exam: Praxis 5024, Early Childhood Education AND

Praxis 5205, Teaching Reading: Elementary (as of 9/1/2019) 

You must pass these tests to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. 
Important Information Regarding Exam Requirements for DT

Pedagogy Exam: 5622 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6

You must pass this exam to be recommended for certification.
  * See Note Below

 

 

* 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.

 

WGU Program Required Exam:

Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge  

OR Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

OR Praxis 5014 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge 

OR Praxis 5031 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

If you matriculated on or after March 1, 2012, you must pass one of these exams to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification


PRACTICUM REQUIREMENT

 

West Virginia requires completion of demonstration teaching in a public school.

 

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



10/2019
 


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