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Certification Extension

English as a Second Language (ESL)


Rhode Island requirement:
Completion of a supervised practicum in an ESL program.

University of Rhode Island students can meet this requirement through the following:

  • Supervised internship (3 credit hours) approximately 5 full weeks or 100 clock hours in an ESL classroom. Placement must match current or future area of teacher certification (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary English or Foreign Language Education).
  • Students will enroll in LIN 497 - Directed Study for 3 credits.  Typically students will complete this requirement during the first summer semester each year while the public schools are still in session.  Students must complete coursework requirements prior to their internship.
  • Applications for the internship are to be completed as early as possible in the spring semester of the year in which the internship is to be completed


Requirements for ESL Certification Extension

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