RI Master of Arts in Science Education (MASE) Certification and Exam Requirements

In Rhode Island, WGU's initial teacher preparation programs in science lead to certification in one of the following areas:  

 

Middle Grades Science Teacher, Grades 5-8
Biology, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Physics, Grades 7-12

Adding a middle grades (5-8) endorsement to an existing teaching certificate requires a 45 hour practicum in a middle grades classroom which is not part of the middle grades MASE program at WGU. You must arrange to complete 45 clock hours as part of your Teacher Work Sample at the end of your program. A practicum log must be included with the submission of your Teacher Work Sample. 

 

Rhode Island and Program Required Exams:
To graduate from your program and be recommended for Rhode Island teacher certification, you must pass:  

 


Area of Certification

 


Rhode Island and Program Required Exams

 



Middle Grades Science, Grades 5-8


 

1) Content Exam for Rhode Island Certification: a) Praxis 5440, Middle School ScienceYou must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

OR, Praxis 5439, Middle Grades Science if passed prior to 9/1/2014


2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5623, Principles of Learning and Teaching 5-9*

OR Praxis 5523 if passed prior to 9/1/2011 

 

*Educators seeking a Middle School Stand Alone Certificate, who have not taken the Principles of Learning & Teaching K-6 (5622), Principles of Learning & Teaching 5-9 (5623), or Principles of Learning & Teaching 7-12 (5624), must take and pass Principles of Learning & Teaching 5-9 (5623).

 



Science 7-12, Biology


1) Content Exam for Rhode Island Certification: Praxis 5235   Biology: Content Knowledge. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

 

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12
OR Praxis 5524 if passed prior to 9/1/2011 


Science 7-12, Chemistry


 

1) Content Exam for Rhode Island Certification: Praxis 5245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

 

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12
OR Praxis 5524 if passed prior to 9/1/2011 

 


 Science 7-12, Physics


 

1) Content Exam for Rhode Island Certification: Praxis 5265, Physics: Content Knowledge. This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

 

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12
OR Praxis 5524 if passed prior to 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

Adding an Endorsement to a Rhode Island Teaching Certificate


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