Educator Quality & Certification

Every student must have highly effective teachers.
Every school must have highly effective leaders & support professionals.
We must support educators throughout their careers.

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Educator Quality is essential to improving student achievement. Educator Quality begins with clear standards for educator practice.  Improvement of achievement requires implementing strong practices in recruiting, developing, recognizing, and retaining talented and demonstrably successful staff in LEAs.

NEW!! Educator Quality Fellow - Position Announcement

The Rhode Island Department of Education is seeking an outstanding teacher or administrator to become an Educator Quality Fellow beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. The fellowship is granted and reviewed each year, with a potential of an additional one or two years. We are seeking strong candidates with an understanding educator evaluation practices such as conducting classroom observations and/or strong coaching skills in Rhode Island Candidates must have demonstrated leadership skills and experience. Even though summer has already begun, I hope you will be able to share this opportunity with principals and faculty.

If you have any questions about the application materials (see below) or about the fellowship, please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Furia at

The application deadline is July 22, 2015.

Educator Quality Fellow - Position Announcement [PDF, 234 KB]