All teacher education programs offered by the College have been approved by the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Interstate Certification Compact.
Students in the Secondary Education program are required to have and maintain a grade point average of 2.50. In addition, students must meet specified criteria at four points in the program: admissions, monitoring, readiness to student teach, and approval for licensure. These criteria include successful participation in a portfolio review. 300 clock hours are required for secondary education students in biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Students preparing for a teaching career in secondary education require:
- a background of general education
- specialization in the subject area
- study in the field of education.
The College also offers a major in elementary/special education.
Interdisciplinary secondary education majors are offered in biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics, French, Italian, and Spanish. Each of these programs leads to the bachelor of arts degree.
For detailed information on the requirements for the secondary education majors, as well as course listings and descriptions, please see the online undergraduate catalog.
Brian M. McCadden, Ph.D.
Carmen A. Rolon, Ed.D., Program Director
Comfort M. Ateh, Ph.D.
Kevin J. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Location: Harkins Hall 328