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How to apply for teacher certification*

Even though you may have completed an approved teacher education program at RIC, you must still Outside Linkapply to RIDE for certification.

  1. Outside LinkThis link will take you to the Rhode Island Department of Education website.
  2. Click on the link in the first yellow box, "RICERT Website/Portal".
  3. This will bring up a new page where you select the certification options.
  4. Once you make an option selection, follow the online application process.

* Please note: Applicants must have a conferred degree (completed transcript after graduation) prior to submitting certification application materials to RIDE.

Out of State Teacher Certification - How to Apply

To apply to Adobe PDFMassachusetts or Adobe PDFConnecticut, use their forms. Complete the form, save to your computer and email to Liz Garofalo at mgarofalo@ric.edu. Forms are verified and signed by Liz Garofalo and are sent to the Records office for the offical college seal. Records sends the form directly to the requested state department of education and mails a copy to you.

Contact Information:

Director of Partnerships and Placements
Liz Garofalo
mgarofalo@ric.edu
401-456-8877

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Page last updated: May 28, 2015