RI Middle Grades Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Rhode Island Middle Grades Science

In Rhode Island, this program leads to a Middle Grades Science Teacher Grades 5-8, Stand Alone Certificate.

1) Content Exam for Rhode Island Certification: a) Praxis 5440, Middle School Science

You 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*

You must pass this exam to be recommended for licensure.

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).


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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