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As a matriculating student in the Teacher Certification Program, your path to success will enable you to experience many facets of preparation. After admission, you will not only attend classes, but also observe and teach in different schools prior to student teaching. Below are links to help you fulfill the requirements to become a fully-certified teacher.

For more information, we encourage you to meet with the TCP Coordinator, Katherine Hibbard. Daytime and evening appointments are available. Call (401) 865-2487, or email

Growth Plan

Successful TCP students measure and reflect on their growth. As you attend classes and field experiences, you will complete an electronic growth plan. You will record your thoughts and showcase your work aligned with the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards.


Classroom teachers must follow a set of standards and curricula as directed by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Lesson and unit plans utilize these standards as guides to form and assess lesson plans. Links to various standards will assist you .

ACT and Praxis Information

The State of Rhode Island requires teachers to complete Praxis examinations. These exams are both pedagogical and content oriented. Tests are taken in a timely fashion as students progress through the program.

Field Experience

Student teaching is an important component of TCP. Before the 12-week student teaching experience, you will complete 60 hours of pre-practicum work, observing and teaching in a secondary classroom. Guidelines are provided.

Lesson/Unit Plan Information

Building a lesson and unit plan has many facets. Templates and samples are provided to assist you in learning how to master the skill of constructing successful lessons.

Katherine Hibbard
TCP Coordinator
(401) 865-2487

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