Elementary Education (B.A.)
Current information from the Rhode Island Department of Education regarding Elementary teacher certification.
Curriculum Materials Library
The Curriculum Materials Library collection consists of specialized resources and materials including: books, reference materials, periodicals and kits, media, maps, globes, laptops, cameras, instructional software, and more.
The Guiding Education in Math and Science Network (GEMS-Net) supports STEM teaching and learning for Kindergarten through Grade 8 through. GEMS-Net staff use highly innovative strategies to prepare pre-service elementary and middle school teachers to be leaders in STEM education.
Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports college students to serve as part-time AmeriCorps members, working directly with children in early childhood education programs around Rhode Island. Members complete a term of 300 hours of service and receive six credits in an online course, an AmeriCorps education award, and can earn work-study funds if awarded by URI.
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi is the most prestigious Honor Society in Education in the United States and internationally. We are very service-oriented and have accomplished a great deal in serving the university and the community, as well as working with children in poverty internationally.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program is funded by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant, and aims to recruit and support science, technology, engineering and math majors to become teachers. Scholars entering the teaching field will receive support through their induction years.
Office of Teacher Education (OTE)
The OTE provides support and guidance on your pathway to becoming a teacher, beginning with admission to the School of Education, and continuing beyond completion of both initial and advanced certification programs.
Teacher Loan Forgiveness
The U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. If you meet the required criteria in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your student loans.