Advisor: Kees deGroot
There is an enormous need for qualified, competent, and caring secondary mathematics teachers. The mathematics education program at the University of Rhode Island provides a foundation for excellence in teaching mathematics and prepares teachers to meet the needs of a student body rich in diversity.
The Secondary Education Program to prepare teachers of Mathematics is a fully accredited four-year undergraduate program leading to dual B.A. degrees in Secondary Education and Mathematics.
Teaching is a highly demanding, multifaceted, complex, and rewarding profession. Consequently, so is the teacher preparation program. We seek applicants who possess a strong academic background, a desire to deepen their mathematical knowledge, and a strong commitment to the intellectual, social, and emotional well being of all children.
Students wishing to apply to this program are urged to see an education advisor at University College in their freshman year. Formal application to this program is in the sophomore year and requires the students to interview with selected School of Education faculty and to present an admissions portfolio at that time.
Congratulations to the 2014 Desposito Scholarship award winners Olivia Chaves, Secondary Education, English and Erica Ball, Physical Education.