If you’re looking to become a teacher in Rhode Island but hold a bachelor’s degree in a different field, the Rhode Island Teaching Fellows is an alternative route you can take to become a certified teacher in a short period of time. Here is a look at what the program is all about and what you need to know to apply.
Program Mission and Overview This highly selective program offers prospective teachers the opportunity to gain hands-on teaching experience in the classroom by completing a pre-service training session in the summer and then working full time as a teacher. In addition, candidates are required to complete coursework to better prepare themselves for a teaching career.
Eligibility and How to Apply Candidates interested in participating in this program must:
Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in math, science or English. Candidates may also apply if they have the required course credits in any of these areas.
Have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Be legally able to work in the United States.
Meet course credit and testing requirements for the state of Rhode Island, including passing the PRAXIS II in the desired subject area.