Initial Educator Certificate – All Grades World Language Certificate (11512) (RI)

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Initial Educator Certificate – All Grades World Language Certificate (11512) (RI)

Description
The Initial Educator Certificate grants the applicant the ability to teach in state after completing an instate teacher program or meeting all reciprocity requirements.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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

Notes
Credential Review Consortium Institution (CRCI) is an alternative method to the Initial Educator Certificate.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 3.0

Notes
GPA required if applying through credential review.

As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
60 hours field experience before student teaching
Exam(s):

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

  • ACTFL OPI
    Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Egyptian, English, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Swahili, Filipino/Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • Praxis II (French, German, Latin, Spanish)

Accept Scores from Out of State

English Language Proficiency: http://www.versanttest.com/

Notes:
For non-Praxis listed exams:
ACTFL-OPI
Passing Score: Advanced Low

Teacher program OR credential review plan through CRCI required.

Applicants may apply through a Credential Review Consortium Institution (CRCI) credential review plan for the preparation of All Grades World Language Teachers in a specific language.

Applicants prepared in non-English language programs must pass Versant Pro Speaking and Writing English assessments at http://www.versanttest.com/

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: Individual
Form at: http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Form Mailing Address:
Rhode Island Department of Education
Office of Educator Quality and Certification
255 Westminster St, 4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903-3400

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=rhode-island

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information can be found at http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx#22651-applicationsforms

If applicant received 3 ratings of Effective or higher then certificate will be renewed as Professional Educator Certificate.

If applicant received 1 rating of Developing or higher and successful professional development then certificate will be renewed as Professional Educator Certificate.

If applicant was employed for less than 3 years then certificate will be renewed as Initial Educator Certificate.

Notes:
Use General Educator Application link

$50 additional endorsement

Make check payable to the General Treasurer – State of Rhode Island.

During the summer, processing time typically doubles.

Applicant may only renew only currently valid certificates using the online renewal system. For expired certificates apply using a paper application.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Applicants may apply through a Credential Review Consortium Institution (CRCI) credential review plan for the preparation of All Grades World Language Teachers in a specific language. Information may be found at http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/PathwaystoRICertification.aspx#23211-credential-review

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:49:21 PM


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