URI is a RIDE-approved provider of the RI Computer Science Teaching Endorsement. RI has no teacher certification in CS. Instead, an endorsement allows certified teachers to add a credential to their teaching certification. Endorsements are optional for teachers to get, and optional for districts to enforce. RIDE’s RI CS Teacher Endorsement, which was passed by the RI Board of Education in Summer 2019, requires:
RIDE has specified that approved academic courses (see URI's Preservice Teacher Preparation Progam ) and approved professional development (PD) training are acceptable ways to demonstrate the above competencies. Currently the approved PDs are:
URI is in the process of establishing the application procedure for qualified teachers to apply for the RI CS Teacher Endorsement.
For questions about URI's Computer Science CS Teacher Endorsement Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org