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    School of Education

    The School of Education (SEd) at Roger Williams University seeks to educate reflective leaders whose practice is grounded in a commitment to social justice, civil discourse, global citizenship and educational excellence for all students. Our programs are designed to provide students with hands-on learning experiences in real classrooms around the region during their student teaching coursework. The professional education that our students receive at RWU reflects cutting-edge educational research and practice.


    All education programs at RWU are approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Our graduates are eligible for certification in RI and nearly every other state in the country.

    Hands-on Learning

    Our students are ready for the classroom upon graduation. Both our Elementary and Secondary Education majors complete at least 100 hours of supervised Practicum work as well as a full semester of Student Teaching.

    Certificate Options

    Students in either Elementary or Secondary Education may complete additional courses to gain Middle School Endorsement, allowing them additional employment opportunities. In addition, Secondary Education majors may choose a program to gain PK-12 certification in Dance Education.

    As part of the RI Approved Educator Preparation Program, future educators are able to review information about the performance of graduates from each program, including RWU - RI Approved Programs