The Master of Arts in Education with Teacher Certification Program (M.A./TCP) is for students who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than elementary or secondary education, and who want to obtain their teacher certification along with their master’s degree.
Students admitted to the M.A./TCP program for elementary or secondary (English, history, language, math, science or social studies) education will follow both the specialization requirements (as outlined in the undergraduate requirements) in these areas, and the appropriate teacher certification option. You may complete your certification requirements before completing your M.A. degree.M.A./TCP Admission Requirements
In accordance with the 2019 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, URI hereby discloses only that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Health and Physical Education Educator in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and Maryland. The applicable licensing board in these states may impose additional requirements on candidates prior to granting a license (e.g., passing of an exam; obtaining a certificate; performing additional clinical/practicum hours; etc.), and we encourage you to investigate those requirements with your licensing board. URI has not determined whether the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in any other states or territories and we encourage you to investigate the requirements in your state or territory.