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Some say it’s a calling. What we know is that teaching is a complex art and among the most rewarding professions, just as it has always been. Maybe you want to work with young children, encouraging their curiosity and providing them with the foundations of learning. Or perhaps your goal is to inspire adolescents to challenge themselves and embrace new ideas. Whatever your vision, our programs will prepare you well in all aspects of the teaching profession.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Why Education at URI?


Our nationally-accredited teacher education programs have full state approval, providing teacher licensure reciprocity with other states. We surpass required standards, offer an online portfolio system and field-based student teaching preparation, and emphasize strong content knowledge. Our graduates are highly qualified for teaching positions nationwide.

STEM Scholarships
The URI School of Education was awarded its second National Science Foundation Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program in 2019 to recruit, prepare, and mentor teachers of science and mathematics over the next five years. The $1.2 million award provides $15,000 scholarships to 20 juniors and seniors double-majoring in education and a science or mathematics.

Resource Rich
Students in the URI School of Education have access to a Curriculum Materials Library, which provides support in the development of lesson plans and instructional materials, and offers workshops on the use of electronic resources and educational technology.


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