Rhode Island

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The state of Rhode Island requires a minimum of bachelor’s degree for certification. Certification in World Languages is available under the ‘All grades (PK-12)’ classification. Candidates must meet Rhode Island’s test scores (ETS) for Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Latin, and Spanish. All other world languages are certified based on the Oral Proficiency Interview. Certification-seekers must demonstrate Advanced Low proficiency or higher.

For additional information about certification, please, consult the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE).


This is a list that the state maintains of approved credentialing programs. Use this list to search for credentialing programs that fit your needs. This list displays all credentialing programs (including those that are not specifically for world language teaching). The state may periodically change this list. Credential-seeking individuals must attend a program from this approved list to receive credentials in the state of Rhode Island.  https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/RIEducatorPreparationPrograms.aspx

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