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), and Music (K-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) and English as a Second Language. 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 January 31st, 2014. Application is available online only at URI Graduate School. 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 and Secondary 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. Other applicants, please visit the Graduate School website above for specific instructions.
In addition to the Graduate School application, submit the online School of Education Application Form between December 1, 2013 and January 31st, 2014.
Submit the following application materials between January 22 and January 31, 2014 to Mrs. Janet Deignan, Office of Teacher Education, 701 Chafee Building, on campus: one copy of the School of Education Application Form, your PPST scores or computerized PPST scores (or SAT / ACT / GRE exemption scores), your BCI Check, and your college transcript(s). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. At this time, you will also sign up for an interview. Interviews will begin the week of February 3rd, 2014. Admission decision letters will be sent by late March.