Amy Correia

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • TESOL/Bilingual and Dual Language Education
  • Phone: 401.874.4164
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  • Office Location: Chafee Hall, Rm 703


Dr. Amy Correia is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island. She was hired in 2016 to launch URI’s Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Bilingual/Dual Language Immersion program. Dr. Correia has nearly 20 years of experience teaching Multilingual Learners, as well as designing, implementing, and evaluating language programs to support them.

Dr. Correia has extensive experience designing effective professional development programs and coursework to prepare educators to support MLLs within that educator’s context. She has served as an MLL Ambassador for the state of Rhode Island, where she designed the state’s only cohort to train school leaders in MLL Education. She is the current vice-chair of Rhode Island’s MLL Advisory Council. Dr. Correia has also served as an expert in online and hybrid instruction for the College, University, and regional partners.


  • Evaluation of Language Program Models
  • Educator Preparation in TESOL Education
  • Advocacy in Multilingual Learner Education


  • Ph.D. in Education, University of Rhode Island/Rhode Island College, 2021
  • Intermediate Administrative Certification Program, Sacred Heart University, 2014
  • Sixth Year Diploma in Curriculum and Instruction/TESOL Education, University of Connecticut, 2012
  • Master of Science in Secondary Education/English, Eastern Connecticut State University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Human Science and Services in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in English, University of Rhode Island, 2005

Selected Publications

Healy, A. & Correia, A. (under review). Participatory action research: Leveraging teacher advocacy to improve instruction and outcomes for long-term English learners. TESOL Journal.

Correia, A. & Hos, R. (under review). Investigating the (mis)alignment between expenditures and policy to improve multilingual learner programs. education finance and policy.

Adamy, P., Correia, A., & Byrd, D. (2022). A case study of the effectiveness of online
graduate teacher education in TESOL. The International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development, 5(1).

Correia, A. (2021). Working Towards Proficiency: Investigation of Reclassification and Growth Rates for High School English Learners in an Asset and Research-Based English Learner Development Course (Doctoral dissertation, University of Rhode Island).