Secondary Education (B.A.)
General Timeline for Secondary Education (traditional)
When you apply to URI, indicate that you are interested in being an Education major on your Common Application.
Freshman & Sophomore Years
- Meet with an advisor in University College for Academic Success (UCAS)
- Complete General Education course requirements
- December – January: Begin your application process to the School of Education
- Fall semester: Begin your placement (you will generally have the same placement for the entire academic year).
- Spring semester: Placement and preparation for Praxis 2 (teacher certification) tests, which are required by the state of Rhode Island for all student teachers.
- Fall semester: Placement
- Spring semester: Student Teaching
Secondary Education Content Areas/Majors
To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education, you must complete a content area (30 credits) in one of the selected fields commonly taught in secondary schools—English, world languages, history/social studies, mathematics, and the sciences. Depending on the certification content area you choose, you will complete one of the following majors:
- Foreign language—French, Italian, German, Spanish, Latin
Upon completion of all B.A. degree requirements, you will:
- Have a double major in secondary education and in your academic content area.
- Be eligible for initial certification in your academic content area in grades 7–12.