Residency In Teacher Education (RITE) is a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) approved alternative pathway to teacher licensure in the state of Wisconsin. In order to meet the educational needs of Wisconsin students, RITE's mission is to grow highly-qualified and effective teachers to work in teacher-shortage areas in Wisconsin's school districts. Successful completion of RITE offers experienced adults, who hold an appropriate Bachelor's degree, the opportunity to become highly-qualified teachers in the state of Wisconsin.
2013 DPI Annual Educator Preparation Programs Report
2013 CESA 6: Residency In Teacher Education Program Report
RITE allows teacher candidates to work as teachers in the area of their expertise while simultaneously earning Wisconsin teaching certification. Interested individuals must complete the application process that determines acceptance into RITE.
Join RITE now and get a "jump start" on your teaching licensure. RITE is offering part-time "jump start" programming, scheduled to begin in January 2016, for teacher candidates to complete some required training components and state-required testing prior to the year-long residency programming, scheduled to begin in August 2016.
Deadline to apply for the January "jump start" is December 31, 2015.