RI BA Special Education/Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Rhode Island BA Special Education/ Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In 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 Subjects

You must pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for licensure. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program  Requirement

OR 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 licensure. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

3) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5622 Principles of Learning and Teaching: K-6

You must pass this exam to be recommended for licensure.

OR Praxis 0012, Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises if passed before 9/1/2011


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Student Teaching Permit Required for DT

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your Rhode Island Teaching License





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