The Responsive Classroom Educator Certification is awarded to educators who demonstrate mastery of Responsive Classroom practices and strategies in their classrooms and schools. This certification will follow the educator, with the option to renew every three to five years, depending on the path chosen.

There are two certification cycles each year:

To be considered for the Fall/Winter cycle, submit an application by October 14.

To be considered for the Spring cycle, submit an application by March 31.

Application Instructions:

Elementary Teacher Certification
Middle School Teacher Certification

Practitioner Certification


Scoring Rubrics:

Refer to these rubrics as you plan and review your submissions.

Impact Essay Rubric
Engaging Lesson/PD Rubric


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