Rhode Island Teacher Education Program
The Rhode Island Teacher Education (RITE) Program program is a non-degree, post-baccalaureate program intended for those who wish to complete a certification-only program without completing a degree program and teach grades 9-12 in Rhode Island.
What You Can Achieve
If you hold a bachelor’s degree and have majored in or completed a substantial amount of coursework in one of the following areas: mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, general science, history, physics, Portuguese, social studies or Spanish, you may pursue secondary education teaching certification in that area through the RITE Program.
This is not a degree program, and courses taken in this program cannot be used in any graduate degree program at Rhode Island College. This program is designed so that successful applicants can, in most cases, complete the required course work within four consecutive semesters. For the first year of the two-year program, you can take day or evening classes. Extensive field experiences provide early immersion in the classroom. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for full certification to teach grades 9-12 in Rhode Island.
Program Coordinator: Janet Johnson
- General Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics): Rudy Kraus
- History: Tommy Ender
- Math: Charles McLaughlin
- Social Studies: Ellen Bigler
- World Languages: Erin Papa