Multilingual Learner (MLL) Endorsement Program Requirements

The application for June 2024 Elementary Accelerated Teacher Certification Program is now open!


In order to be considered for admission to RISPE’s Elementary Accelerated Teacher Certification Program, applicants must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have two years of work experience in a hands-on setting with school-age youth.
  • Provide proof of a passing score on the applicable Praxis exam (Elementary Multiple Subjects Test: 5001).
  • Apply and accept and offer for a Teacher of Record position with one of our partner districts with assistance from RISPE as part of the enrollment process.

Application Checklist

The application and other required forms can be found at the bottom of this page and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications will not be considered until all required materials and Praxis results are received. Please submit the form directly on our website.

  1. Completed Application, including personal statement.
  2. Current resume/CV
  3. Official Praxis Test Taker Score Results or Proof of testing registration
  4. Official transcripts from any undergraduate institution (and graduate, if applicable) from which the applicant was awarded academic credit and/or a degree. Official transcript recipient must be Rhode Island School for Progressive Education and should be requested electronically to
  5. Two letters of recommendation from professional references, including at least one from a former or current supervisor. Letters can be emailed to by either the applicant or the recommendation reference.
Please send application items 1-3 attached in one email sent to Please send items 4-5 per the checklist instructions.

What's Next?

Upon application review, you may be invited to attend an admission interview. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Questions about this application can be directed to

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