For more than 60 years, the Department of Education has graduated highly qualified, well-prepared teachers who are active participants in the life of children and schools. Our graduates work in classrooms from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, in many states and foreign countries.
Grounded in a liberal arts tradition, our state-approved programs integrate a content-oriented curriculum and a comprehensive study of pedagogy with practical field experience in diverse settings. We emphasize culturally responsive teaching and revise our curriculum to keep our students current with innovative practices in today's schools.
Our students benefit from the personalized guidance they receive from faculty and school professionals. Through their extensive student teaching assignments, they develop skills that enable them to put theory into practice, observe cutting-edge methods and gain valuable experience in their discipline.
All of our programs are accredited by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Through the state's membership in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, certification for our graduates is reciprocal in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.