Rhode Island Department of Education
Office of Teacher Quality and Certification
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3400
Phone: (401) 222-4600 or (800) 745-5555
Rhode Island Department of Education:
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.