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Br. Patrick Carey, cfc, Ph.D.

Donnalee Grist
Administrative Assistant

Harkins Hall Room 206
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918

Phone: 401-865-2657
FAX: 401-865-1657

Professional Studies​

  • PACT offers an integrated program of study and two years of supervised field experience which introduces students to the profession of education and enables them to develop as highly competent educators.
  • PACT programs of study are based on current educational research and practice and draw their inspiration from the traditions of Catholic education.
  • PACT programs of teacher education lead to a Providence College Master of Education degree.
  • professionalstudiesmain.jpgPACT offers a range of teacher education programs which have been approved by the State of Rhode Island Department of Education. Dependent upon the program, graduates from these programs are eligible for initial certification as secondary teachers, or if already certified as a teacher, for an additional certification in special education, literacy, or school administration.
  • Graduates with certification as secondary teachers and with a major in history may study for a Master of Arts degree in history.
  • Courses for the secondary teaching program are completed during the two summers of the PACT program.
  • Courses in programs for education graduates are studied during summer and each of the four semesters in the two-year program. 
Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity