Secondary Specialty Add-On


as defined in NCLB for English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Speech


 

The chart below identifies requirements to be completed in order to add-on a certification level and/or a certification area within levels to an existing valid teaching certificate.

 


Secondary 6-12 Speciality Area Add-On (Endorsement) in Core Content Area as defined in NCLB [English, Foreign Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Speech] Requirements
  • For Individual holding a valid early childhood certificate (PK-K, PK-3)

 

  • Elementary certificate (e.g., 1-4, 1- 5, 1-6, 1-8)

 

    • Upper Elementary or Middle School certificate (e.g., 4-8, 5-8, 6-8), or

 

    • special education certificate
  • Achieve passing score for Praxis PLT 7-12 (#0524) if completed prior to 1/1/12 or PLT: 7-12 (#0624 or 5624) if completed after 1/1/12.

 

  • Achieve passing score for PRAXIS Secondary Specialty Area Exam in the content area (or accumulate 30 credite hours in the specialty content area)

 

NOTE: for any foreign language add-on after 6/30/13 a passing Praxis score for World Languages Pedagogy (#0841 or 5841) is required.

 

 

    • For individuals holding a secondary certificate (e.g. 6-12, 7-12, 9-12) or

 

  • an all-level K-12 certificate (art, dance, foreign language, health, PE, H&PE, music)
 
  • Achieve passing score for PRAXIS Secondary Specialty Area Exam in the content area

 

 OR

 

  • Accumulate 30 credite hours in the specialty content area)

 

 

NOTE: Add-on (endorsement certifications not identified in this proposed policy will continue to follow requirements currently in place in Bulletin 746.

 

Endorsement (Add-on) Policy, October 2003 (Revised December 2003, June 2004, October 2006)