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.
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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.
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.
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.
- RIDE awards grants to four local schools partnering with URI to advance multilingual learner initiatives - The Rhode Island Department of Education has awarded $81,429 to four local school districts that will partner with the URI's TESOL/BDL faculty to increase educational success and student outcomes for speakers of other languages.
- URI launches cohort to train school leaders in multilingual learner (MLL) education - The University of Rhode Island’s School of Education, in collaboration Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), is launching the state’s first cohort to train administrators in multilingual learner education, beginning in the fall.