Credential Review Pathway to Educator Certification

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The Credential Review Pathway provides an avenue for individuals with extensive experience in the certification area to reissue, renew, or obtain a new certification.

What is the Credential Review Pathway?

The RIC Credential Review Pathway (CRP) is a differentiated pathway to educator certification approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education. CRP is for individuals who:

  • hold an Emergency or Expert Residency Certificate
  • are fully certified in one area and wish to add an additional certificate
  • wish to renew a certificate that is more than five years expired

Credential Review Pathway (CRP) Overview and Instructions

The Rhode Island College (RIC) Credential Review Pathway (CRP) is a differentiated pathway to teacher certification approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education. CRP is for individuals who:

  1. Hold an Expert Residency or Emergency Certification;
  2. Are fully certified in one area and wish to add an additional certification; OR
  3. Wish to renew a certification that is more than five years expired.

If you can document these prerequisites you are qualified to participate:

  • You are a current or previously certified educator
  • You earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0*
  • You have extensive teaching experience** in the desired certification area

*or post-bachelor's coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0

**Extensive teaching experience is a full semester of supervised student teaching in the desired certification area or 270+ days of full-time teaching in the desired certification area. Work experience as a teacher assistant does not count. You need to be fully in charge of the class. If you are working on an Expert Residency or Emergency Certification, this experience can be included as one of your action items on your CRP Plan of Study.

The purpose of the Credential Review Pathway application is to demonstrate how you have met each of the professional competencies outlined in the:

To apply to the RIC Credential Review Pathway, you will create an account and apply through CollegeNET, our Graduate Studies application platform. 

Create your account and application here.*

Please see detailed Application Instructions and Materials Required here.

*Note to Applicants Seeking Credential Review for More Than One Certification Area: A separate application and fee is required for each certification sought.

A. RIC CRP receives full online RIC CRP applications with documentation throughout the year.

The process of assessing the full RIC CRP online application can take up to 14 weeks after the date the online application is fully completed and the $150 fee has been received.

B. Faculty Review Process

Faculty reviewers are not expected to assess applications during the summer (May 15–late August).

  • Applications submitted between April 15 - June 3 will not be assessed until September 8.
  • If you are applying for the re-issuance of an expert residency preliminary certificate (emergency certificate) and are required by RIDE to submit a CRP Status Form and Plan of Study as evidence of enrollment, we advise that you submit your CRP application materials and $150 fee no later than February 6 to prepare for the August 31 deadline. The Status Form and Plan of Study should be assessed by May 15.

C. Review of your full application

After the review of your full application with documentation, we will email you a status form indicating met and unmet certification requirements and a plan of study. The plan of study will include specific actions to help you achieve "unmet" certification requirements. The plan of study may list the Rhode Island College coursework or other actions required to achieve professional, pedagogical and content competencies and assessment requirements.

D. Achieve All Certification Requirements

After Achieving All Certification Requirements, the Feinstein School of Education Dean will sign the Credential Review Completion Authorization. RIC CRP will send this signed form to you. Next, you will apply for your certificate at RIDE and include the form in the RIDE application materials for issuance of the certificate.

If you have additional questions about RIC CRP, please email CRP@ric.edu.

Certificate Areas Approved by RIDE for RIC CRP

Consult the list of RIDE-approved certificate areas for the Rhode Island College Credential Review Pathway to locate the desired FULL certificate number and title you are seeking.

Teacher Certificate Areas

Rhode Island College

11101

Early Childhood Education Teacher, Grades PK-2

X

11182

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Birth through Grade 2

X

11191

Early Childhood Bilingual and Dual Language Education Teacher, Grades PK-2

X

11201

Elementary Education Teacher, Grades 1-6

X

11291

Elementary Bilingual and Dual Language Education Teacher, Grades 1-6

X

11282

Elementary Special Education Teacher, Grades 1-6

X

11331

11341

Middle Grades English Teacher Elementary Extension, Grades 5-8

Middle Grades English Teacher Secondary Extension, Grades 5-8

X

11332

11342

Middle Grades Mathematics Teacher Elementary Extension, Grades 5-8

Middle Grades Mathematics Teacher Secondary Extension, Grades 5-8

X

11333

11343

Middle Grades Science Teacher Elementary Extension, Grades 5-8

Middle Grades Science Teacher Secondary Extension, Grades 5-8

X

11334

11344

Middle Grades Social Studies Teacher Elementary Extension, Grades 5-8

Middle Grades Social Studies Teacher Secondary Extension, Grades 5-8

X

11391

Middle Grades Bilingual and Dual Language Education, Grades 5-8

X

11382

Middle Grades Special Education Teacher, Grades 5-8

X

11402

Secondary Grades Biology Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11405

Secondary Grades Chemistry Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11406

Secondary Grades English Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11407

Secondary Grades General Science Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11408

Secondary Grades Mathematics Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11409

Secondary Grades Physics Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11410

Secondary Grades Social Studies Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11491

Secondary Grades Bilingual and Dual Education Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11482

Secondary Special Education Teacher, Grades 7-12

X

11585

All Grades Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Grades PK-12

X

11504

All Grades Health Teacher, Grades PK-12

X

11506

All Grades Music Teacher, Grades PK-12

X

11507

All Grades Physical Education Teacher, Grades PK-12

X

11508

All Grades School Nurse Teacher, Grades PK-12

X

11509

All Grades Technology Teacher, Grades PK-12

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - Arabic

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - French

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - German

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - Italian

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - Japanese

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - Korean

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - Mandarin

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - Portuguese

X

11512

All Grades World Language Teacher, Grades PK-12 - Spanish

X

11589

All Grades Special Education – Severe Intellectual Disability, Grades PK-12

X

11591

All Grades Bilingual and Dual Language Education Teacher, Grades PK-12

X

11594

All Grades English as a Second Language Education Teacher, Grades PK-12

X

Support Professional Certificate Areas

 

Rhode Island College

13011

Reading Specialist Consultant

X

school

Contact the RIC CRP Office

Contact us at CRP@ric.edu with any questions.

Dr. Erin L. Papa, Director of the RIC Credential Review Pathway

We are currently experiencing a high volume of requests and will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.