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Rhode Island Teacher Professional Development

Rhode Island teachers take Model Teaching courses every year to help them improve their instructional effectiveness. Learn more below about how our professional development and continuing education courses can help you today!

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Professional Development for Rhode Island Teachers

High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses (including graduate-level) for Rhode Island Teachers. Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness, maintain your teaching license, or advance your teaching career.

  • High-Quality Courses, Chock-Full of Resources, Tools, & Templates

  • Access Your Courses Immediately, Any-Time, Anywhere

  • Simple, Intuitive Lessons & Learning Platform

HOW OUR COURSES WORK

Rhode Island Teacher License Renewal & Professional Development Requirements

Rhode Island teachers utilize Model Teaching courses every year to earn professional development clock hours and academic credits for their career advancement needs. All Model Teaching university-partnered courses provide graduate-level semester credit for license renewal or salary advancement purposes. Choose any Model Teaching professional development or university-partnered courses of interest or enroll in one of our Course Bundle Packs – the most cost-effective way to earn your required clock hours or credits.

Rhode Island offers a three-tiered certification process.  Teachers first must earn an Initial Educator Certificate, which is valid for 3 years.  If the teacher has received successful evaluations through the Local Educator Evaluation system, completed the requisite professional development (if required), they will receive their 5-year Professional Educator Certificate.

Professional Educator Certificate

If an educator has taught for 5 years and received 5 ratings of “Effective” through the Local Educator Evaluation system they may renew their 5 year Professional Educator Certificate.  If the educator has received 5 ratings of “highly effective” through the Local Educator Evaluation System, they may renew their Professional Educator Certificate as an Advanced Educator Certificate for 7 years.

Advanced Educator Certificates may be renewed every 7 years with “Highly Effective” ratings as described above.

REFERENCE: Rhode Island Department of Education

Build Your Own Graduate-Level Bundle Pack

Access Our Full University-Partnered Course Menu to Earn Your Required Number of Credits

  • Includes full access to all graduate-level courses from any of our university partners

  • Register for any credits package, take any courses until you use all of your credits

  • Choose from our entire suite of university-partnered courses, work to complete as many as you wish at your own pace

  • Course Partners Include: University of the Pacific, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Massachusetts Global, & Valley City State University
  • All university-partnered courses are regionally-accredited & include an official transcript & letter grade

  • Great for salary advancement or license renewal

  • All courses self-paced & accessible for 1 year

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Salary Advancement Information for Teachers

Model Teaching partners with regionally-accredited universities across the country to provide graduate-level courses to thousands of K-12 teachers and educators every year. Generally, school districts across the country provide various salary scale advancement opportunities to teachers that often includes participation in graduate-level professional development. Our university-partnered, graduate-level courses are an excellent and cost-effective way for you to earn the continuing education academic credit you need.

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All Model Teaching university partners are regionally-accredited universities who offer our courses in partnership for graduate-level, academic and/or post-bachelorette credit.  Most states and school districts allow teachers to earn this type of credit as part of advancing in the salary scale.  Please check with your district’s policies regarding continuing education for salary advancement prior to enrolling.

The most cost-effective way to earn credits is by enrolling in our build your own bundle pack package (See Here).

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

These graduate-level courses are primarily designed for salary advancement and/or certificate re-licensure.  It is the sole discretion of any university that issues the Masters Degree weather or not they may accept these credits to apply to a degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state or district’s salary advancement policies or requirements. Please check with your district for details regarding your district’s salary advancement policies before enrolling in a course.

*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Rhode Island Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Rhode Island teacher re-certification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Course Approval form if you want to confirm use of one of our courses for your professional development, continuing education, or clock hour requirements.