Prerequisite Coursework in Wyoming
Generally, states require that certified teachers hold, at the minimum, a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, some states have undergraduate credit hour requirements for certification in specialty areas. Wyoming does not list specific course or credit hour requirements, but it does necessitate that student teaching be part of the Educator Preparation Program. Additionally, every Program will have requirements of its own. Contact your program or the Professional Teaching Standards Board for more information.
Wyoming Teacher Certification Programs
Teacher preparation includes the completion of an accredited teacher education program. Typically teacher education programs consist of a combination of curricula and fieldwork. The curricula often include instruction on foundational knowledge and skills, pedagogy (the art and science of teaching) and preparing students to research, design and implement learning experiences in their field of study. The fieldwork component can include field observations, student teaching and an internship.
Required Tests for Wyoming
The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board necessitates testing according to license and content. Teachers applying for initial licensure with endorsements in Elementary Education or Social Studies Composite must complete the relevant Praxis II exams. The specific tests required are listed on the board’s website.
You can learn more about the Praxis exams by visiting Teach.coms’ Ultimate Guide to the Praxis Exams and read more about teacher certification tests on Teach.com.
Initial Teaching Certifications
In order to earn your Wyoming teaching credential you will have to complete prerequisite coursework and standardized testing specific to the requirements of the state Professional Teaching Standards Board. If you hold a teaching credential from another state, you may be eligible for a Wyoming credential through the process of interstate reciprocity.
Learn more about earning your teaching credential in Wyoming on the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards website. Read more about getting your teaching credential in general on the Teach and Certification Map websites.