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.

2014-2015 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.

2014-2015 RITE ESL Program Flyer

New applications are currently being accepted for the next cohort.  Do not delay. Apply now!


Spring 2014 RITE Celebration Dinner

Spring 2014
Residency In Teacher Education

The CESA 6 RITE program hosted their “Spring Celebration” on Friday night, May 16, 2014, at the CESA 6 Conference Center, on State Road 44 in Oshkosh.   This celebration was the culminating event for RITE candidates who have completed, or who will very soon complete their programming in order to be recommended and apply for their WI Initial Educator license and / or their WI Professional Educator license.

The Spring 2014 candidates have been, or will be recommended for licensure in the areas of:

Spring 2014 RITE Celebration Dinner
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Cross Categorical Special Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • English As a Second Language (ESL)
  • French
  • Secondary Broadfield Science
  • Secondary Biology
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Technology Education

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

Nancy Jaeger, RITE Coordinator

Nancy Jaeger
Coordinator of Residency In Teacher Education (RITE)

Tere Masiarchin, RITE ESL Coordinator

Tere Masiarchin
RITE ESL Coordinator
Language and Culture Center Coordinator


Amy Ruppert
Program Assistant