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
Department Chair

Lesley Bogad


Maureen Iantuono
Assistant Administrative Officer

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

Our secondary education majors choose a concentration from the following: biology, chemistry, English, general science, history, mathematics, middle level education, physics and social studies.

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

Our 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.

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

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.


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