WY Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements


Wyoming Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently.  It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.


Early Childhood Education Certification Available
: Early Childhood Education Birth - Age 8 or Grade 3
Graduates of a WGU early childhood education teacher preparation program will be eligible for Early Childhood Education teacher licensure in Wyoming, which will allow them to teach children from birth to age 8 or grade 3.  
Early Childhood Education Exams and Requirements

Content Exam: Choose one of the following:

          Praxis 5022, Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 
          Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
          OR Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Exam, if passed prior to September 9/1/2012.
          OR Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects, if at least one sub-test is passed on or before 8/31/2014 with all four sub-tests passed on or before 7/1/2015. 

WGU Program Requirement: You may pass any of these four exams:

          Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
          Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
          Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
          Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
          (For students who matriculated on March 1, 2012 or later. See the WGU Program Requirement for the Early Childhood Education program)

While Wyoming does not require you to apply for and receive a Utah teaching license before applying for Wyoming certification, the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board does require you to be eligible for Utah certification. Thus, you will need to take the PRAXIS exam required for initial Utah licensure, as listed above. In addition, you must meet all other general Wyoming teacher certification requirements


Before registering for the Praxis exam, be sure to review WGU's general policies regarding external certification exams. Exam registration is available through the ETS website at www.ets.org/praxis.  The ETS website will provide you with the test dates available.

Wyoming students must obtain the minimum scores required by Utah. The minimum required scores for Utah can be found by reviewing the Utah Praxis Exam Requirements.


To ensure that WGU receives ALL of your exam scores and can verify your eligibility for licensure, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to scores@wgu.edu.  All required exam scores must be on file with WGU at your time of graduation so that the Certification Officer can recommend you for certification.


Information on how to apply for initial teacher certification in Wyoming upon completion of your WGU program is available in the Wyoming Teacher Certification Application Information article in this handbook. 




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