WV Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements

West Virginia Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements

In West Virginia, the Social Studies program leads to initial certification in Secondary Social Studies, Grade 5-Adult

 

Content Exam:

Praxis 5081, Social Studies: 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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