Rhode Island Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 8 schools)

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Teacher Certification in RI:
Rhode Island Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Rhode Island. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Rhode Island, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the Union, but its residents have been among the nation’s most fiercely independent. Founded by Roger Williams, an exile from the Massachusetts Bay Puritans, the state went on to be the first to declare independence from the British. In its quest for quality education, the state pays its teachers well, making them some of the best paid teachers in the country.

Teacher Education in Rhode Island

With a little less than 10 schools to choose from, aspiring teachers may think their options are limited. This is not so. Almost all the schools offer graduate programs, including several doctoral programs. Subject areas are also diverse. Scholarships are available for education students. Some require the student to major in specific subject areas or grade levels.

Teaching Careers in Rhode Island

With the average teacher pay ranging between $50,000 and $64,000 for K-12 public school teachers according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Rhode Island pays its teachers well. The state is densely populated, but the districts are not large. The Providence school district is the most popular. Teachers looking for work must contact the individual districts.

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