RI Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

Rhode Island Secondary Science Certification and Exam Requirements

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

Biology, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Physics, Grades 7-12

 

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

 


 Science 7-12, Biology

 

1) Content Exam for Rhode Island Certification: Praxis 5235 Biology: Content KnowledgeThis 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 KnowledgeThis 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 

 

 

STUDENT TEACHING PERMIT
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.

 

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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