The Graduate Studies Program in Education offers courses of study leading to a master’s degree in education (M.Ed.) in the areas of secondary or elementary school administration, counseling, literacy, secondary education (Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers- PACT), special education and urban teaching. Each program was planned after extensive examination of certification requirements in the state of Rhode Island. All graduate education programs have received state approval. Rhode Island is a member of NASDTEC, therefore, students who complete a program can easily transfer their RI certificates to any of the NASDTEC states that have reciprocity with Rhode Island.