Emergency Preliminary Certificate (RI)

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Emergency Preliminary Certificate (RI)

The Emergency Preliminary Certificate is for those who do not meet Initial Educator or Expert Residency requirements.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Rhode Island
Contact Name: Office of Educator Quality and Certification (EQAC)
Contact Phone: 401-222-8892
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx

The certificate can only be obtained through the requesting employing agency and if there are no qualified candidates.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Applicant has sufficient subject matter preparation to teach in the field but has not demonstrated the level of knowledge through the content assessment.

As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Subject matter competence is determined by the employing agency.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher

Renewal: Renewable
May be renewed up to 3 times.

Online renewal information can be found at ttp://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx#22651-applicationsform

Prior to first renewal applicant must pass subject matter test AND be enrolled in a preparation program if there is an approved Rhode Island program or has developed a credential development plan if there is not an approved Rhode Island program

Beginning with the second renewal, progress in the preparation program must be demonstrated. If there is no approved Rhode Island preparation program, the applicant must demonstrate progress towards the completion of the credential development plan.

Application will be made through the employing school district.

The Emergency Preliminary Certificate is issued to an applicant who has adequate content or knowledge of field preparation to fill the position while working towards the completion of requirements for full certification.

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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