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Elementary Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Newport, RI, United States
The Elementary Education program of Salve Regina University integrate content-oriented curricula with comprehensive study of teaching methods and practical field experience in diverse settings.
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The Elementary Education program of Salve Regina University emphasizes culturally responsive teaching and attentively revise our curriculum to ensure that our students are implementing the most current, innovative and effective practices in the schools where they work.

Our Program

Our practice-based elementary education curriculum delivers diverse content knowledge designed to ready students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades 1-6. Rigorous coursework espouses a general, liberal and humanistic education while emphasizing foundational studies, specialized methods and a program of expanding field experience – all of which culminates with required student teaching in one of our many partnering elementary schools.

The special education program – which can only be taken as a double major with elementary education – prepares majors to work with students impacted by mild and moderate special needs. Our students examine exceptionality and its relation to learning styles, teaching styles and service delivery models. Through comprehensive coursework and field experience, majors develop strategies that respond to students’ behavioral needs while effectively managing their classrooms and their teaching practice.

Our elementary education and special education programs are committed to graduating highly qualified, well-prepared teachers who are active participants in the lives of children and the vitality of schools.

Life After Salve

Our program prepares graduates to become certified teachers, but the diverse knowledge and skills that are gained – including organization, writing and presenting, working with parents or guardians, summarizing ideas, flexibility, creativity, explaining ideas clearly, decision-making, lesson planning, working in teams, technological skills and so much more – makes our majors ideal candidates for a wide variety of jobs and careers, both in and out of the classroom.

Some of those may include:

  • Adult education teacher
  • Alumni relations coordinator
  • Athletic coach/director
  • Child life specialist
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Day care administrator
  • Education management
  • Educational materials sales
  • Educational therapist
  • Employee trainer
  • Financial aid counselor
  • Grant writer
  • Guidance counselor
  • Instructor, college/university
  • Librarian
  • Media center specialist
  • Missionary worker
  • Physical education instructor
  • Registrar/admissions director
  • Resource teacher
  • School administrator
  • School psychologist
  • Social services volunteer
  • Special education administrator
  • Speech pathologist
  • Student affairs administrator
  • Student personnel administrator
  • Teacher, industrial arts
  • Training specialist
  • Tutor
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Race and Inequality in American Education 
  • Teaching Physical Education and Health 
  • Technologies for Instruction and Assessment 
  • Phonics
  • Child and Adolescent Development, Learning and Teaching: Theories and Applications
  • Children’s Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Application and personal statement
  • Please submit an official copy of your secondary school transcript (in English) showing the courses and grades/marks you received for the most recent 3-4 years of schooling
  • The submission of SAT and/or ACT test scores is optional except for applicants to the nursing and education programs, who must submit official results
  • Two letters of recommendation are required
  • To confirm the spelling of your name and date of birth, we ask applicants to submit a copy of their passport photo ID page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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