WV Secondary Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements

West Virginia Secondary Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements

In West Virginia, the secondary mathematics program leads to initial certification in Secondary Mathematics, Grades 5-Adult 

Important Note Regarding Field Experiences and Licensure

 
Content Exam: 

Praxis 5161, Mathematics: Content Knowledge

Or, if passed prior to September 2013, the Praxis 5061, Mathematics: Content Knowledge

You must pass this test to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

Pedagogy Exam:

Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12

You must pass this exam 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 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7 - 12. If you did not complete edTPA, then you will need to pass Praxis 5624 to be eligible for licensure recommendation in West Virginia.


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

 


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