To obtain full certification in Rhode Island, you will need to complete two certification tests. All candidates must complete the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Praxis test for grades 7-12. All candidates must also complete a content area test. All TCP content certification areas except Italian require a passing score on the appropriate Praxis content area test. The Praxis web site provides information about the tests, test center locations and online registration. Certification in Italian requires the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment because Praxis does not offer a test for Italian. If you are seeking certification in Italian, please contact the TCP Coordinator for registration instructions for the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment.
All certification testing requirements should be completed prior to student teaching.
Praxis support: If you are interested in participating in (or leading) a student-led study group for a Praxis content test, please contact the TCP coordinator Dr. Kate Hibbard