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The RITE program is intended for those who wish to complete a certification-only program without completing a degree program.

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 Rhode Island Teacher Education (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

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