Getting a Job as a Teacher in Rhode Island
Do you want to work as a teacher in the great state of Rhode Island? If that’s the case, you have come to the correct place. A short article on the processes of becoming a teacher in Rhode Island may be found below.
Step 1: Complete a Teacher Preparation Program that has been Approved
Teachers must have at least a bachelor’s degree to teach in the United States. Some states in the United States have prerequisites for certification in specialty areas, such as course subjects or graduation credit-hour requirements. Candidates must finish an authorized Educator Preparation program in Rhode Island to get a preliminary certification. On the Rhode Island Department of Education’s website, you may find a list of authorized teacher education programs.
Step 2: Pass the Requisite Exams
Candidates seeking Initial Licensure in Rhode Island must pass area-specific certification tests from Pearson and ETS’ Praxis Series. On the Department of Education’s website, you can find a complete list of required tests for each certification field.
Educator certificates are issued by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Candidates must complete a Rhode Island-Accredited Teacher Training Program before receiving their Initial Teacher Certificate through issuance. Three years is the duration of the preliminary teaching license. Educators can apply for their Professional Educator License once their current one expires, which requires them to demonstrate instructional abilities, perform well on tests, and complete field experiences and student teaching. The Professional Educator License is valid for five years and can be renewed for an additional five years.
Step 3: Fill out an application for a teaching credential in Rhode Island
Have you completed your teacher training program, earned a bachelor’s degree, met all of the experience criteria, and passed all of the required exams? If that’s the case, you can apply to teach in Rhode Island. For further information on the certification process and requirements, go to the Rhode Island Department of Education’s (RIDE) website. Submit all needed documentation to the Office of Educator Quality and Certification, Rhode Island Department of Education, 255 Westminster Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903-3400.