The School of Education at Roger Williams University is committed to helping you grow into a caring, competent educator.
You'll be exposed to the latest educational trends, developments and theories. You'll attend classes, workshops and seminars that examine the growing role of technology in modern education, work on original research projects that investigate the challenges facing public schools today and visit local classrooms to observe the positive influences that a dedicated teacher can have in the life of a child.
All students benefit from faculty mentoring and a variety of support services. Classes in the School of Education average 15 students. The University provides educational and living experiences that are designed to help students place their own worlds in larger socio-cultural, economic and environmental contexts. The result of a Roger Williams University education is a well-rounded student who is able to pursue a rewarding career and gratifying life.
You are sharp. You want to make a difference. You have the perseverance to succeed in a very important field. Where do you begin? The School of Education is looking for committed, smart, savvy students who want to become teachers. In return, you will join a faculty who is anything but typical. Want to learn cutting-edge ways to educate students? Care deeply about under-served kids? RWU is for you. While many universities offer education programs and can prepare you to teach in K-12 settings, Roger Williams University is not your typical university.
Thinking about Education because you want to be a teacher? There are lots of options.
Thinking about Education because you want to change the world? RWU is your school.
1. Engagement with Under-Served Populations
We know that certain students – English language learners, students of color, students in poverty and students with disabilities - are often short-changed in schools. Equity and social justice are squarely on the minds of faculty and students at RWU .Throughout your time in the School of Education, you will be immersed in how to best educate under-served students. Your opportunities include:
2. Engagement with Communities of Educators, Scholars, and Advocates
While the School of Education is a community onto itself, we believe in the value of exposing students to multiple communities, both professional and cultural. Students have extended, consistent opportunities to engage with other teachers, scholars and experts in the field of Education. Your possibilities include:
3. Engagement with Expert Faculty AND the Larger Global Community
Students in the School of Education experience the best of both worlds: access to expert faculty in a small, family-like environment while having endless access to the larger community in which we live. Your possibilities include:
4. Engagement with Content and Pedagogy
Our students learn how to teach while developing in-depth knowledge of what they teach. How do we do this?
The School of Education at RWU: Anything but typical…