RI Certification Requirements and Available Licenses

Rhode Island Certification Requirements and Available Licenses

LICENSES AVAILABLE THROUGH WGU
 


Early Childhood Education Teacher, Pk-2


Elementary Education Teacher, Grades 1-6


Elementary Special Education Teacher, Grades 1-6

 

Middle Grades Special Education Teacher, Grades 5-8


Secondary Grades Special Education Teacher, Grades 7-12


Middle Grades Mathematics Teacher, Grades 5-8


Middle Grades Science Teacher, Grades 5-8


Secondary Grades Mathematics Teacher, Grades 7-12


Secondary Grades Social Studies Teacher, Grades 7-12


Secondary Grades Biology Teacher, Grades 7-12


Secondary Grades Chemistry Teacher, Grades 7-12


Secondary Grades Physics Teacher, grades 7-12


Not Available: Secondary Science - Geosciences


Secondary Grades English Teacher, Grades 7-12


English as a Second Language: Elementary or Middle Grades or Secondary


Building Level Administrator, Pk-12


Rhode Island has the following requirements for all applicants for initial teacher certification:
 
1. DEGREE: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

2. PROGRAM: Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program no more than five years previous to application for teacher certification in Rhode Island.

3. SECONDARY CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: For secondary education teacher candidates, a major or the equivalent in the content area specialization for which certification is sought. Please see the Requirements for the Secondary Education Teaching Certificate for a breakdown of semester hour requirements for each secondary-level endorsement area.


4. EXAMS: Passing the required Praxis exams.

For further details, please see the outline of teacher certification requirements on the Rhode Island Department of Education website.

5. Demonstration Teaching Requirement: BASP/BASPEE students will need to complete 2 full 12-week Demonstration Teaching placements:

 

  • One 12 week placement in Elementary Education, Grades 1-6; AND
  • One 12 week placement in Elementary Special Education, Grades 1-6


Student Teaching Permit Required: Prior to Demonstration Teaching, you must apply for a Student Teaching Permit. See the Rhode Island Student Teaching Permit instructions in this handbook for more information.


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