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Rhode Island Test Requirements

Find your certification area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood (PreK–2) Option 1
Early Childhood Education 5025 *
and
Education of Young Children 5024 *
or
Option 2
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (PreK–2) English to Speakers of Other Languages(Must also take applicable language test.) 5362 *

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (1–6) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (1–6) English to Speakers of Other Languages(Must also take applicable language test.) 5362 *

Middle Grades Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Middle Grades Content Areas – Required for Stand Alone Certificate Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (5–8) English to Speakers of Other Languages(Must also take applicable language test.) 5362 *
English – Stand Alone, Elementary Extension and Secondary Extension (5–8) Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Mathematics – Stand Alone, Elementary Extension and Secondary Extension (5–8) Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided) 5164 *
Science – Stand Alone, Elementary Extension and Secondary Extension (5–8) Middle School Science 5442 *
Social Studies – Stand Alone, Elementary Extension and Secondary Extension (5–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Secondary Education Content Areas Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Agriculture (7–12) Agriculture 5701 *
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (7–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages(Must also take applicable language test.) 5362 *
Biology (7–12) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Business Education (7–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Chemistry (7–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
English (7–12) English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 *
General Science (7–12) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Mathematics (7–12) Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided) 5165 *
Physics (7–12) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Social Studies (7–12) Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Grades Education All Content Areas Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Art (PreK–12) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (PreK–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages(Must also take applicable language test.) 5362 *
English as a Second Language (PreK–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Family and Consumer Science (PreK–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Health (PreK–12) Health Education 5551 *
Library Media (PreK–12) Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Music (PreK–12) Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education (PreK–12) Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Technology Education (PreK–12) Technology Education 5051 *
Theatre (PreK–12) Theatre 5641 *
World Language (PreK–12) Select the appropriate language test(s):
ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 *
Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
French: World Language 5174 *
German: World Language 5183 *
Latin 5601 *
Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Deaf and Hard of Hearing – American Sign Language Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
and
ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 3+ (170)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Oral/Aural Communication (PreK–12) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
and
ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 *
Early Childhood Special Education (Birth–2) Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 *
and
Early Childhood Education 5025 *
Elementary Special Education (1–6) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Middle Grades Special Education (5–8) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
Secondary Grades Special Education (7–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 *
Severe Intellectual Disability (PreK–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 *
Visually Impaired (PreK–12) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *
and
Braille Proficiency 0633 *

Administrators

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Building Level Administrator (PreK–12) School Leaders Licensure Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6990 *
Superintendent of Schools School Superintendent Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6991 *

Support Professionals

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
English as a Second Language Specialist (PreK–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5302 *
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 *
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *
Speech and Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *

Please refer to the Rhode Island Department of Education website for the most current information.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin.