RI Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Rhode Island Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Rhode Island, this program leads to an Independent Certification in Elementary Education Teacher, Grades 1-6.

Elementary Education Exams and Requirements:

1) Content Exam for Rhode Island Certification: Praxis 5001, Elementary Multiple Subjects

You must pass this exam to graduate 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 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge, if passed prior to 9/1/2013


2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching (K-6)

You must pass this exam to be recommended for licensure.

OR Praxis 5012, Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises


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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