Educator Preparation Programs

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Candidates who complete RI Approved Educator Preparation Programs are eligible for full certification in RI and are eligible for certification in other states through reciprocity based upon agreements in the Interstate Certification Agreement with NASDTEC.

Information in the tabs below includes updates, listings of RI approved programs, and other important educator preparation materials.

Future educators should consider reviewing information about the performance of graduates from each program.  Data regarding program completions, in-state hiring, and in-state retention of graduates can be found in the RI Educator Preparation Indices.  For out-of-state graduate performance and employment, please refer to the programs.