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Dean's Message

Dear future RWU student,

Educators see the future of our country every day when we walk into a classroom, inspire a student in STEM camp or help young children navigate hands-on learning at a museum.  We are delighted that you are interested in shaping that future through study in the School of Education at Roger Williams University. The need for capable, dedicated and inspiring teachers is critical. Roger Williams University’s School of Education addresses this need by providing educational innovators with the tools to solve complex problems and foster positive change both in and out of schools.

Are you interested in being a K-12 teacher? School of Education students leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to enter schools and classrooms, prepared to shoulder the realities of being a teacher in 2015. You will understand how to teach, how to connect with students, how to understand the unique roles of families and communities and how to build educational experiences that resonate with students of all backgrounds and abilities.

Are you interested in the field of education, but not sure if classroom teaching is for you? Our Educational Studies program provides you with coursework on how students learn and how to best teach, but allows for flexibility as to where the “education” takes place. Students apply their knowledge in non-traditional settings, including museums, hospitals, non-profits and youth development organizations, bringing high-quality educational experiences out of the classroom and into our larger community.

We would love to welcome you to the School of Education. We hope you will join us!

Kelly Donnell, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
Roger Williams University