Rhode Island - HE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law recommends newly hired staff who teach HE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in HE.

Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs

Section 3.0 Administration of the Health Education Program

3.3 An appropriately certified health educator shall be designated by the superintendent of school districts and by the appropriate non-public school authority (e.g. the superintendent, the headmaster or the principal) to administer the health education program. Pursuant to the certification requirements of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the provisions hereunder, teachers providing health education shall consist of:

  • 3.3.1 at the secondary level: certified school nurse-teachers, health and physical education teachers or health educators, all of whom must hold appropriate certification as health educators in accordance with the requirements of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • 3.3.2 at the elementary level: certified school nurse-teachers, health and physical education teachers or health educators, all of whom must hold appropriate certification as health educators in accordance with the requirements of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or any certified elementary teacher.

[Inactive as of July 2018.]

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