Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)

Course Description

California Education Code requires that all candidates for initial preliminary of professional clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials who do not complete all current credential requirements prior to October 1,1998, pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).

The RICA consists of two separate assessments. The focus of this preparatory course will be on the RICA Written Examination.

The course will brief students on question types and formats on the written exam and will provide helpful techniques for successfully answering multiple choice and constructed response questions. Students will build confidence by learning proven test-taking strategies, what to study and how to study.

All courses have been created and will be taught by credentialed, subject-matter experts who are personally committed to your success on the RICA! All courses are taught online one month prior to a RICA test offering and run for four weeks.

*The text for this course is “Study Guide for the Revised RICA”, by Marilyn Dye. It is available for purchase at The course subject and catalog number are EDX 1940X.

Cost: $195 Course can also be taught on-site at a National University campus or at an off-site location for groups of 20 or more.

For more information, or to enroll, please contact the Division of Extended Learning at 1-800-NAT-UNIV ext. 8600 or download the Registration Form.

The registration process can take up to 72 hours to complete for this course. If you do not submit your registration at least three business days prior to the course start date, there may be a delay in your registration. Students are not eligible to receive a refund once registration has been completed and the student is provided access to course materials and lessons.

*Please note that if you do not log into your RICA Preparation course by the 10th day of the class, you will be automatically dropped from the course

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