CESA 6 RITE Program - Building The Future One Teacher At A Time

In order to meet the educational needs of Wisconsin school students, CESA 6 offers Residency In Teacher Education (RITE).  Successful completion of RITE offers experienced adults, who hold appropriate Bachelor Degrees, the opportunity to become highly qualified teachers.

The Residency in Teacher Education (RITE) Program is a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction approved alternative licensing program.  RITE candidates learn planning and delivery of effective instructional practices, assessing student progress, classroom management and other strategies through formal instruction and on the job.  Mentors in the Wisconsin school districts, as well as CESA 6 supervisors, provide continuous classroom support.

Interested individuals must complete the application process that determines acceptance into the program. Successful participation in RITE allows candidates to work as teachers in the area of their expertise while simultaneously earning Wisconsin teaching certification.

2013-2014 RITE Program Flyer

In partnership with the CESA 6 Language and Culture Center, the RITE Program also offers an alternative method to obtain English as a Second Language (ESL) licensure.  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.  The CESA 6 RITE - ESL Program is designed for working educators who want to earn an ESL license or who want to extend their current ESL license.  The RITE-ESL licensure program provides:

  • A blended delivery model, with face-to-face support and online instruction;
  • On-site support and instructional coaching from certified, experienced ELL teachers;
  • Instructional modules focused on research-based, best practices in the field, including Response to Intervention (RTI),  literacy, and academic language instruction; and,
  • An affordable, flexible option for working educators.

2013-2014 RITE - ESL Flyer

Winter-term enrollment for the CESA 6 RITE Program is now closed.  

RITE applications are now being accepted for the Fall-term, 2014.  Do not delay your application as the enrollment window for Fall 2014 will close on June 30, 2014.   Apply now to secure your spot in the Fall 2014, CESA 6 RITE Program.


Congratulations to the RITE Graduates of the Fall 2013 Class!
January 17, 2014

RITE Graduates of the Fall 2013 Class

For more information about the CESA 6 RITE Program, please contact:

Diane Koehler
Director of Residency In Teacher Education (RITE)

Nancy Jaeger
Coordinator of Residency In Teacher Education (RITE)

Linda Baltus-Quist
ESL Coordinator / Instructor

Amy Ruppert
Program Assistant