Residency In Teacher Education (RITE) is a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WI DPI) approved alternative pathway to teacher licensure in the State of Wisconsin. In order to meet the educational needs of Wisconsin school students, RITE's mission is to certify highly-qualified and effective teachers to work specifically in teacher-shortage areas.
2013 WI DPI Annual Educator Preparation Programs Report
2013 CESA 6: Residency In Teacher Education Program Report
Successful completion of RITE offers experienced adults, who hold an appropriate Bachelor's degree, the opportunity to become highly-qualified teachers. RITE teacher candidates receive formal instruction in the planning and delivery of effective instructional practices, assessment of student progress, classroom management and educational technology. Teacher candidates receive continuous support by way of classroom experience with mentoring by school district personnel and CESA 6 RITE program coaches.
Interested individuals must complete the application process that determines acceptance into the program. Successful participation in RITE allows teacher candidates to work as teachers in the area of their expertise while simultaneously earning Wisconsin teaching certification.
2015 - 2016 Residency In Teacher Education Flyer
In partnership with the CESA 6 Language and Culture Center, RITE also offers an alternative pathway to obtain English as a Second Language (ESL) certification. With increasing numbers of students identified as English Language Learners (ELL), many Wisconsin school districts are facing the challenge of providing targeted instruction to second-language learners. CESA 6 RITE-ESL is designed for working educators who want to earn ESL certification.
2015 - 2016 RITE-ESL Flyer
July 31, 2015 is the application deadline for the next RITE cohort, which is scheduled to begin in August 2015.
CLICK HERE to begin the application process.