Rhode Island BA Special Education/ Elementary Education Certification and Exam RequirementsIn Rhode Island, this program leads to an Elementary Education Teacher Grades 1-6 Independent Certification and Elementary Special Education Teacher Grades 1-6 Dependent Certification.1) Elementary Education Content Exam: Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple SubjectsOR Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects if passed prior to 9/1/2015
OR Praxis 0014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge if passed prior to 9/1/2013
2) Special Education Content Exam: Praxis 5543 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications
You must pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for certification. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
3) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5622 Principles of Learning and Teaching: K-6
This exam is not required for graduation. You must pass this exam to be eligible for Rhode Island certification.
OR Praxis 0012, Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises if passed before 9/1/2011
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