For graduate students, the School of Education offers programs to prepare for certification in the following areas: Early Childhood (PreSchool-2), Elementary (1-6), Secondary (7-12), World Languages (P-12), Health /Physical Education (P-12), and Music (P-12). All of these programs lead to master’s degrees except for Early Childhood, which is a teacher certification program (TCP) only. The following certification extensions are also available: Middle Level Education (5-8) for Elementary and Secondary candidates, and English as a Second Language (all areas). Adding one of these extensions to your certification area expands your employment possibilities in a competitive market. To learn more, see Academic Programs.
Plan to attend a Portfolio Training Session in the fall for an overview of the admissions process and specific requirements, and to ask questions: Admission Portfolio Training Sessions.
Please read the following information carefully; it is provided to ensure that your application is complete and receives the earliest possible consideration. For an explanation of how your application materials will be evaluated, visit Overview of Admission Process.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Professionals (STEM) only: One-year stipends for approximately $40,000 will be offered to five STEM professionals seeking teacher certification. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to increase the overall number, diversity, and percentage of our teacher education candidates with STEM backgrounds. For more information, see Noyce Scholarship Information.
Requirements for Applicants:
How to apply:
Apply to the URI Graduate School by February 3rd, 2016. Application is available online only at URI Graduate School. (ECE TCPs only: please select from menu Human Development and Family Studies/ Early Childhood - TCP). There, you will be prompted to submit unofficial copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts and two recommendations (these are online only, and linked to your application). Elementary, Secondary, and Health/Physical Education students: please submit your RI residency form (for in-state tuition) to Mrs. Marsha Mott at the School of Education Office, 705 Chafee, Kingston, RI 02881.
In addition to the Graduate School application, submit the online School of Education Application Form between December 1, 2015 and January 30, 2016.
Submit the following application materials between January 26 and February 3, 2016,to Mrs. Janet Deignan, Office of Teacher Education, 701 Chafee Building, on campus:
At this time, you will also sign up for an interview. Interviews will begin the week of February 8, 2016.
Congratulations to the 2014 Desposito Scholarship award winners Olivia Chaves, Secondary Education, English and Erica Ball, Physical Education.