Rhode Island

Contact Information

Rhode Island Department of Education
Office of Teacher Quality and Certification
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3400

Phone: 401-222-8893

Email: EQAC@ride.ri.gov

Rhode Island Department of Education: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx

Certification Requirements

See https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/RICertificationRequirementsandApplications.aspx

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, passing score is 162

Other Testing Needed: Yes, candidates must achieve a passing score of 160 on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching – Grades K-6 (0622/5622) OR a passing score of 157 on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching – Grades 7-12 (0624/5624) Description: Library Media is considered a special subjects licensure for Pre-K – Grade 12

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited or an approved institution of higher education.
  • Graduate of an approved program for the preparation of school library media within the previous five years from the date of the application.
  • 36 semester hours in library media coursework

Reciprocity: Reciprocity is recognition of preparation or certification in another state as comparable to Rhode Island. Applicants seeking certification through reciprocity must demonstrate that they meet all Rhode Island certification assessment requirements, hold the additional required certificate, and meet all experience requirements when applicable. Applicants can attain certification by completing a state approved program for Educator Certification in a state other than Rhode Island within the last 5 years


By demonstrating that they hold a currently valid full certificate in another state.

MLA Citation "Rhode Island." School Library Connection, September 2015, schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/1959142?tab=1.

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