Department of Educational Studies

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What We Do

In the Department of Educational Studies, we teach you how children grow and develop and help you to use that knowledge to create learning environments and experiences that will benefit children for life.

Contact Information
The Department of Educational Studies oversees secondary and pre-K-12 undergraduate and graduate education programs

Secondary Education Majors

Secondary education majors choose a concentration from the following: English, general science (with an additional focus in biology, chemistry, physics or middle level,) history, mathematics, or social studies. All certification areas can add a Middle Level endorsement on top of their initial certification.

Pre-K/K-12 Programs

The pre-K/K-12 programs consist of art education, music education, technology education and world languages education (French, Portuguese and Spanish).

Youth Development Program

The youth development program prepares professional youth workers for careers working with ages 3-21 populations within after-school programs, recreation centers, community arts centers, youth residential housing, justice and probation sites, youth ministry and governmental agencies.

Graduate Programs

The graduate programs consist of the following: advanced studies in teaching and learning, teaching English to speakers of other languages, middle grades certification, secondary education with a concentration in English or mathematics, world languages education, and youth development.

Rhode Island Teacher Education (RITE) Program

We also oversee the Rhode Island Teacher Education (RITE) Program. This is not a degree program. It is designed for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or who have already completed substantial coursework in specific areas of study and would like to pursue secondary education teaching certification.

Our Faculty

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