Current Programming

RISPE currently offers two certification programs: English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Elementary Accelerated Teacher Certification (Elementary ATC). Please use the links below to find out more about each program and view application requirements and deadlines.

Forthcoming Programming

In addition to the above certification programs, RISPE is approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education to offer Elementary and Building Level Administrator certification programs that are tied to a Master's in the Art of Teaching and a Master's of Education respectively. These are residency-based programs that will be made available as funding allows. As of now, the anticipated launch years are 2024 for the MAT and 2025 for the MEd.

Programs in Development

RISPE is currently working to expand its repertoire of certification programs. Accelerated Teacher Certification programs in Secondary Math and Secondary Science are currently moving through RIDE's approval process, and will be advertised once approved. Pending this approval, the anticipated launch of these programs is Summer 2023. RISPE is unable to accept any applications for these programs at this time.