WY Certification Requirements and Available Licenses


Wyoming Certification Requirements and Available Licenses


Early Childhood, Birth – Age 8 or Grade 3

Elementary, Grades K-6

Special Education – Generalist, Grades K-12

Middle Level Mathematics Grades 5-8

Secondary Level Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Secondary Level Mathematics, Grades 6-12

Secondary Level Biology, Grades 6-12

Secondary Level Chemistry, Grades 6-12

Secondary Level Earth and Space Science, Grades 6-12

Secondary Level Physics, Grades 6-12

Secondary Level English, Grades 6-12

English as a Second Language, Grades K-12

School Principal

Wyoming has the following requirements for all applicants for initial teacher certification:
1. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a regionally or nationally accredited teacher preparation program that is approved in its home-state to lead to teacher certification 

2. INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATION: Recommendation for certification from the preparing college/university.

3. BACKGROUND CHECK: Fingerprint clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.

4. PEDAGOGY AND CONTENT EXAMS: Passing scores on the Praxis exams that are required for certification in the home-state of the teacher preparation program.

5. US AND WY CONSTITUTION: Demonstration of knowledge of the US and Wyoming Constitutions requirement, either through coursework or by passing the designated exams administered by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board. Those who complete a US History and Government course as part of their WGU program can submit a course description as evidence that this course fulfills the US Constitution requirement. WGU coursework DOES NOT cover the Wyoming Constitution requirement. 

6. TEACHING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Completion of teaching performance assessment (edTPA) during student teaching.

For further details on these requirements, please see the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board website.







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