The School of Education offers bachelor’s, master’s, post baccalaureate, certificate, accelerated online, and doctoral degree programs, in addition to certification extension programs. All URI teacher education programs are accredited by the Association Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and are approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE).
The School of Education also handles teacher certification for the Music Education program, which leads to a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree with teaching certification in K-12 music.
Graduate Certificate Programs
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Bi-Lingual and Dual Language Immersion (BDL) extension is for teachers who are certified in early childhood, elementary, or a secondary content area, or are enrolled in a URI-approved teacher education program in one of these certification areas.