In order to become a certified teacher in the state of Rhode Island through the alternate pathway, corps members must take both the Praxis I and the Praxis II content tests and secure a full-time teaching position through the placement process. Rhode Island corps members complete certification coursework through The New Teacher Project. Certification seminars meet weekly or biweekly depending on the certification area. While completing their first year, corps members must also take a professional knowledge Praxis II. Full certification is obtained the end of the first year of teaching.
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Common Certification Questions
How is teaching certification structured in this state/region?
Certification is obtained in one year via courses through The New Teacher Project.
Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
No, but corps members can begin a master's degree program in urban education policy or urban teaching in their second year through a partner university.
Is a master's degree required?
Brown University, Rhode Island College, Providence College