FSEHD - Credential Review Pathway

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Thank you for your interest in Rhode Island College’s Credential Review Pathway (CRP).

The Credential Review Pathway is one of the pathways for individuals seeking to re-issue their Expert Residency Preliminary Certificate, to add another certification or renew a certificate that is more than five years expired.

If you can document the following prerequisites, you are qualified for the RIC Credential Review Pathway:

RIC CRP allows prospective and current educators with a bachelor's degree, academic excellence (minimum GPA of 3.0) and “extensive teaching experience” in the desired certification area to achieve certification by working with Rhode Island College's Feinstein School of Education and Human Development. “Extensive teaching experience” is a full semester of supervised student teaching in the desired certification area (if you are recent graduate) or 270+ days of full-time desired professional teaching or 270+ days of full-time daily or long-term substitute 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.

To determine whether RIC CRP is the best pathway for you to achieve the desired certification, click on this hyperlink to a Google Form (Survey) called RIC CRP Potential Application Overview​.

We will email our recommendation of the best pathway shortly after receiving the survey response – within a week. If you are recommended for RIC CRP as a pathway to certification, we will send you a URL to the FULL online application (different from the “RIC CRP Potential Application Overview”). The process of assessing the FULL online application with documentation can take up to 14 weeks after we receive a completed FULL online application and $150 application fee.

RIC CRP receives FULL online applications with documentation throughout the year. The process of assessing the online application with documentation can take up to 14 weeks after the date the online application is fully completed and the $150 fee has been received.

For more information, email Professor Christine Kunkel at ckunkel@ric.edu.​​​​​​

CRP Potential Application Overview

Collect current, valid documentation

Collect current, valid Rhode Island “Emergency,” "Expert Residency Preliminary", or "Full Professional" Certificate(s) that you hold. Scan images (formatted as a PDF "Portable Document File") for each current, valid Rhode Island certificate. Filename label should include your last name and certificate (e.g., Kniseley_Certificate).

Collect all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts

  • Transcripts do not need to be "official" for this Google Form (Survey).
  • Scan each transcript as Portable Document Files (PDF). You will upload a PDF file of the transcript in the Google Form (Survey). Create a single PDF file for each academic transcript.
  • If an academic transcript is more than one scanned PDF page, combine and sequentially organize the scanned PDF pages in a single PDF file before uploading in the Google Form (survey). Use software such as Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to combine and organize PDF pages. Filename label should include your last name and institution (e.g., Kniseley_Rhode_Island_College_Transcript)

Collect Information

Collect information about your full-time professional teaching experiences in charge of classroom, student teaching, and substitute teaching in an academic (school) setting in the DESIRED FULL CERTIFICATE AREA.

For each teaching experience/student teaching, include the following information:

  • role/position/grade level
  • public or private school setting
  • name of school/district. location (city, state)
  • daily or long-term substitute teaching or full-time teaching
  • beginning/end dates of employment.

Complete the form

BEFORE you begin the Google Form (Survey), you should have completed the previous steps in the process:

To determine whether RIC CRP is the best pathway for you to achieve the desired certification, complete the Google Form (Survey) called “RIC CRP Potential Application Overview.”

After we receive your response to this Google Form (Survey), RIC CRP will review the information and advise you either to proceed with the FULL online RIC CRP application or to meet with a RIC program coordinator to consider another pathway to certification.