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School of Education

Graduate Applicants

Thank you for your interest in applying to one of our graduate programs in the field of education!


If you are thinking of pursuing a rewarding career as a highly qualified teacher, the Master of Arts with Teacher Certification Program (MA/TCP) can provide the knowledge and skills you need. Designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree or beyond, this program offers a way to become a licensed elementary, secondary, or music teacher, and pursue a master’s degree. If your goal is to become an early childhood teacher, we also offer a TCP only option. In addition, through the Masters of Library and Information Studies Program, qualified students prepare for licensure as a K-12 Library Media Teacher. The Psychology department offers both a master’s and Ph.D. option for licensure as a K-12 School Psychologist.


For current teachers who are committed to shaping a more powerful, positive learning experience for your students, the Master of Arts in Education can help you develop and enhance the skills you need. We offer specializations in elementary education, secondary education, and adult education. If you are a licensed teacher and interested in adding another certification area, we offer master’s programs in both Reading and Special Education.


The joint URI/RIC Ph.D. in Education Program is designed for educators holding a master's degree, and to meet the needs of working professionals in education and allied fields.  Faculty members honor the knowledge and experience that students bring, while offering theoretical and practical applications in foundations, curriculum, and policy.  Students use these new skills for hands-on work in quantitative and qualitative research in their area of interest. Our graduates are involved in all areas of education, from the classroom to the superintendent’s office; from the community college to the Ivy League; from social work to policy work.


You’ve thought about it. You believe you can do it. And you’ve explored your options. Now you’re ready to advance your career through the University of Rhode Island. Take the first step. Apply now.


Best wishes,



Anne M. Seitsinger, Ph.D.

Director, Graduate Studies, School of Education

Interim Associate Dean, College of Human Science and Services

Master of Arts/Teacher Certification Master of Arts in Education
Post-Bacc. Early Childhood Certification Program
Master of Arts in Special Education Master of Library and Information Studies
Master of Science/Ph.D. in School Psychology Ph.D. in Education