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M.A.T. in Secondary Education, with a Concentration in English Pedagogy

Program Coordinators:
Jeremy Benson
Janet Johnson

If you have already completed your bachelor’s degree in English or a related field, Rhode Island College will prepare you for a teaching career in English at the secondary education level. Our faculty are dynamic educators and scholars who place emphasis on social justice and antiracist thought and action in the classroom and community, and we cultivate teachers as writers and inquirers. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for full certification to teach English in grades 9-12 in Rhode Island. You will also be eligible to pursue endorsement in English as a second language or special education.

M.A.T. in Secondary Education, with a Concentration in Mathematical Pedagogy

Program Coordinator:
Vivian La Ferla

If you have already completed your bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field, Rhode Island College will prepare you for a teaching career in mathematics at the secondary education level. Our faculty are dynamic educators and scholars with expertise in integrating STEM, Common Core standards and other best practices into the classroom. Your coursework will be supplemented by field experiences. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for full certification to teach mathematics in grades 9-12 in Rhode Island. You will also be eligible to pursue endorsement in English as a second language or special education.

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Program Details

Admission and Course Information

Click below for information on admission and course requirements, and course descriptions.

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

Program/Learning Goals

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the Conceptual Framework of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the RIPTS and relevant Rhode Island Department of Education initiatives, and describe their connection and impact on teaching in the public schools.
  2. Describe and apply the roles and responsibilities of how reflective teachers think and act.
  3. Construct, teach and reflect upon lessons and units that model developmentally appropriate practices consonant with professional teaching standards, including the Conceptual Framework of the FSEHD, SPA Standards and the RIPTS.
  4. Select and utilize formal and informal assessment strategies with individuals and groups of students to determine the impact of instruction on learning, to provide feedback and to plan future instruction.
  5. Describe the role and purposes of collaborative relationships with family and community, and plan and apply techniques for involving family in the learning process.
  6. Describe the importance of lifelong professional development and demonstrate competence in accessing information from relevant professional organizations and journals available for continued professional growth opportunities, with emphasis on using available technology.
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Program Coordinators

Department of Educational Studies

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.

Jeremy Benson

Dr. Jeremy P. Benson

Associate Professor