This is a general guide to the steps a person might take to become certified to teach in the state of Rhode Island. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.
Information about teaching salaries in Rhode Island can be found here.
Traditional Approach for the Rhode Island Teacher Certification
- Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
- Teacher Preparations: This may include teacher prep courses, student teaching and other types of internships. In order to receive a Rhode Island Teacher Certification, you must have some experience in teaching, even if it’s unpaid.
- Complete the necessary test requirements. See the ETS website for details.
- Future teachers with no Master's Degree must have completed 6 semester hours of college coursework.
- Submit the following:
- Completed Application
- Check/ money order payable to General Treasurer - State Rhode Island
- Official transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
- Also, include copies of all test scores
- Mail to:
Rhode Island Department of Education
Office of Teacher Certification
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3400
Call (401) 222-4600
- Do you want to renew your Rhode Island Teacher Certification?
- Educational Testing Service, https://www.ets.org/
- Rhode Island Department of Education, http://www.ride.ri.gov/