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About the Teacher Education Scholar (TES) Program

The School of Education has initiated a new program to offer immediate acceptance into the Early Childhood (PreK 2), Elementary (1-6), Secondary (7-12), and Physical and Health Education (K-12) programs for students with strong academic potential. Students who meet requirements as noted below, and who have designated a major in one of the education programs listed above, are invited to participate at the time of their admission to URI. Other students, including transfer students, who meet the same criteria and decide to pursue education their sophomore or junior year are also welcome. If you believe you are eligible to be a Teacher Education Scholar, and have not yet been identified, please contact Annie Kammerer: agkammerer@uri.edu - 401-874-5252.

 

The School of Education also provides preparation for two certification extensions: Middle Level Education (5-8), available for elementary and secondary students, and English as a Second Language, available for all but PE students. Adding one of these extensions to your certification area expands your employment possibilities in a competitive market.

 

Criteria for Admission

Required Test Scores - Meet one of the following three options:

 

SAT

1150 combined score: Reading and Math sections only (Reading and/or Math must then be 530 or above)

ACT
Reading 24 or above; Math 20 or above
One qualifying SAT and one qualifying ACT

 

Required GPA (except for incoming freshmen):

2.5 minimum GPA overall and (secondary education only) in content area

 

A strong commitment to:

  • Academic excellence
  • Working with children or adolescents
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Effective communication skills

 

Please familiarize yourself with the following important documents:

 

Secondary and Elementary Education Mathematics and Science Applicants:

If admitted to the School of Education, you may be eligible for a URI Robert Noyce Scholarship of $10,000 during your junior and senior year. See Noyce Scholarship Information for more information about this exciting opportunity.


Current Teacher Education Scholars

Once you are formally admitted as a Teacher Education Scholar, please complete and submit the form below:

Teacher Education Scholar Information Form

 

If at any point you have any questions or are seeking guidance, please contact your education advisor, designated on your acceptance letter. You will also meet with your assigned advisor.
 

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