Elementary MAT One-Year Intensive Program Cohort

Are you interested in realizing your dream to become an elementary school teacher?

RIC's Elementary Education MAT program is offering an alternative route to earn a master's degree and eligibility for certification through a 1-year intensive, off-campus graduate program. This program runs for 8 weeks in the summer, beginning in mid-May, and two semesters, and offers extensive experiences working with children in preparation for a full semester student teaching.

Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education program is required.

  • Location: Wyndham Garden Providence Wyndham Garden Providence, 220 India Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Tuition is at approved rates, but no fees are charged. This amounts to about a 10% discount. Financial aid is available mainly in the form of graduate loans.
  • Schedule is described below, but may be subject to minor changes.
SUMMER I: runs May 8th-May 31st, M-Th – an online component is included. Courses will run from 2-8 pm each day.
CEP 552: Psychological Perspectives on Learning and Teaching
ELED 500: Reflections: The Art and Science of Teaching
FNED 546: Contexts of Schooling
SUMMER II: immediately follows the Summer I session and runs June 4th-June 29th, M-Th – an online component is included. Courses will run from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm each day.
ELED 528: Social Studies in the Elementary School
SPED 531: Universal Design for Educating All Students
FALL I: begins first day of fall classes and runs for 8 weeks. Courses will run 2 full days per week (8 am-2 pm) Mondays & Tuesdays.
ELED 527: Language Arts MAT Practicum
ELED 522: Developmental Reading MAT Practicum I
FALL II: immediately follows Fall I and runs for 8 weeks. Courses will run 3 full days per week (8 am-2 pm) Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
ELED 524: Developmental Reading MAT Practicum II
ELED 538: Mathematics MAT Practicum
ELED 537: Science MAT Practicum
SPRING: full semester (M-F; follow elementary school schedule and hours)
ELED 559: Student Teaching
ELED 569: Student Teaching Seminar

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 and content background appropriate for teaching elementary school
  • Test scores from Praxis II Elementary Education Content Knowledge Exam 0014 (minimum 145)
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • Two disposition references
  • IF GPA IS BELOW 3.0, then test scores from Praxis I PPST: Math score of at least 179, Reading score of at least 179,Writing score of at least 177, and Composite score of 535, with no test score more than 3 points below the cut or GRE: minimum composite score of 1100, including at least 465 on Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning score of at least 584 are required. Taking and passing the Praxis I PPST or GRE does not guarantee admission, but will be considered in conjunction with all other criteria

Advantages of the 1-Year Intensive Program

  • Convenient off-campus location with easy parking
  • Earned master's degree and eligibility for certification, with all certification tests for RI completed
  • Extensive experiences working with children and teaching elementary grade subject matter prior to student teaching
  • Support from peers in program, faculty, and program coordinator

Online Application

The Online Application is available only for MAT ELED One Year Cohort 2012. Application deadline is March 15, 2012.


Contact Information

Program Coordinator is Dr. Rainy Cotti, lcotti@ric.edu
Cohort Manager is Paula McKeon, 401-456-8110, pmckeon@ric.edu

Page last updated: September 21, 2012