Temporary Initial Educator Certification – All Grades World Language Certificate (RI)

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Temporary Initial Educator Certification – All Grades World Language Certificate (RI)

Description
This Temporary Initial Educator Certification is for out-of-state/country applicants who have met all RI requirements except for the assessment exams.
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

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

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

Notes:
Teacher program OR credential review plan through CRCI required.

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

Exams not required for Temporary Initial Certification but will be required for Initial Educator Certification. Please see Initial Educator Certification for all RI assessment requirements.

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: Nonrenewable
Applicant will be advanced to Initial Educator or Professional Educator Certificate based on evaluation during employment.

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.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:49:28 PM


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