Middle School Certification

When you become certified to teach middle school, you’ll learn how to help students at this critical age build upon fundamentals learned in elementary school and prepare for high school. RWU’s Middle School Certification provides Elementary and Secondary Education graduates with additional tools to succeed in the middle school classroom, including how to build a curriculum, instruct students and assess their development.

Degree Requirements

The Middle School Certificate is a three-course sequence for licensed teachers leading to endorsement in the state of Rhode Island as a middle school teacher (grades 5-8) in one of the following content areas: Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies, or Modern Languages. Teacher candidates in Elementary or Secondary education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as certified Elementary or Secondary school teachers are eligible for this program and the resulting certification. Candidates must have completed at least 21 semester hours in the content areas of Mathematics, English, Science, or Social Studies.

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