Rhode Island - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Area: 
Teacher Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

Certificate renewal in Rhode Island depends on previous educator evaluation scores.

Body: 

c) Conditions for Renewal
i) If the applicant was employed for three years, received three ratings on the state approved local educator evaluation system, and demonstrated successful practice by providing evidence of three ratings of Effective or higher on the state approved local educator evaluation system, the Initial Educator Certificate will be renewed as a five‐year Professional Educator Certificate.  
ii) If the applicant was employed for three years, received three ratings on the state approved local educator evaluation system, and demonstrated successful practice by providing evidence of at least one rating of Developing or higher on the state approved local educator
evaluation system, the Initial Educator Certificate will be renewed as a five‐year Professional Educator Certificate with the submission of proof of completion of specified professional development based on their evaluation results for each Developing or Ineffective rating received on the state approved local educator evaluation system. RIDE will develop a process and standards for the submission and content of the required professional development.  
(1) If the applicant was employed for at least one year but not three years, one year certification extensions will be granted until the applicant can provide three ratings from the state approved local evaluation system.   
(2) If the applicant was not employed in a publicly funded educational setting that uses a state approved local educator evaluation system during the three years the certificate will be renewed as a three‐year Initial Educator Certificate.

Adopting Authority: 
State Department of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/17/2016