Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Rhode Island
Become a Teacher in Rhode Island
If you aspire to become a teacher, Western Governors University can help. Our teaching certification programs will prepare you to effectively educate others.
Before becoming a licensed teacher in Rhode Island, you must meet all of Rhode Island’s teacher certification requirements, including:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program no more than five years previous to application for teacher certification in Rhode Island.
- For secondary education teacher candidates, a major or the equivalent in the content area specialization for which certification is sought.
- Passing the required Praxis exams.
Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.
For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Rhode Island, please check the
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website:
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Web site