Master of Arts in Teaching
The Teacher Residency MAT program is a jointly offered, full time, 12-month immersion program in which graduate students work as Teaching Residents with experienced teachers during school hours, and enroll in courses taught by RWU on the Bristol campus, and Gordon faculty on-site in East Providence, throughout the summer and regular academic year. The program is designed to enable Teaching Residents to integrate theory, research, and practical experience in a classroom and school community that values and practices multicultural education and teaching for social justice. Additionally, it provides opportunities to work intensively with elementary students in Providence Schools during the Summer and Winter Intersession terms.
Students in the Teacher Residency Program are assessed by a modified version of the RWU Teacher Education Performance Assessment System. The guiding principles of performance assessment suggest that all students should be evaluated on their highest performance in a given area. During course work, Teaching Residents are continually evaluated in the context of preparing and performing real teaching tasks. In addition to the materials they have submitted for program admission, candidates complete assessments in Internship and Seminar I (Fall) and Internship and Seminar II (Spring). They present their Portfolios orally towards the conclusion of the program.
Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)
The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Baccalaureate College—General
Locale: Small Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999