Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University College


Mission Statement

University College (UC) strives to make education accessible, affordable, attainable, and beneficial to all students with the desire, passion and motivation to achieve academic and career goals.

 

Overview

University College (UC) is committed to providing educational opportunities for commuter, dual enrollment, part-time and continuing education students interested in pursuing a degree or certifcate, degree completion, career enhancement, and personal enrichment.  UC seeks to meet the diverse educational needs of its students and ensure that its offerings reflect the high quality and learning outcomes promoted by the University.  Generally, students can pursue their programs with minimal interference to their employment, family, and personal commitments.

  • Certifiate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Baccalaurate, and Graduate Programs. University College offers a wide variety of degree programs and certificates to meet the educational needs of all learners.
  • A ‘TriFlex’ Schedule and Convenient Scheduling of Classes. University College’s course delivery options allow students to choose from 3 different types of course offerings through the Providence Campus and online:
    • Classroom courses
      • Classes are scheduled on a regular weekly basis in either late afternoons, evenings, or Saturdays and locations at: the Providence Campus, the Newport Naval Base, and the main campus in Bristol.
    • Directed Seminars/Hybrid
      • Meet 4-6 times per semester and normally use online instruction between classroom meetings.
    • Online courses
      • These options serve students who are geographically removed from the campus and who are unable to spend long periods in residential study. They have no class meetings and provide comprehensive online instruction. 
    • Online and hybrid instruction use the University’s online learning management system, Bridges. On occasion and when warranted, class presentations may be delivered to students via DVD or by other electronic methods.
  • Continuous Advisement. Academic advisement is available throughout the year. University College’s advisement process establishes a working relationship between each student and an assigned Resource Specialist.

Resource Specialist and the Advisement Process

Each student is assigned a Resource Specialist and must meet with (or communicate with) his or her Resource Specialist to complete a variety of activities, as they relate to registration, enrollment and degree conferral. Students are urged to meet with their Resource Specialist to discuss their educational and career interests and goals.

  • Resource Specialists review and explain the requirements for a degree or certificate; determine how much eligible credit may be granted through such program options as transfer credit, CLEP exams, military training and experience, stardardized and prior learning.
  • The Resource Specialist completes an assessment of the student’s degree audit including a listing of requirements already completed and those that need to be completed.
  • The Resource Specialist is responsible for guiding the student through the stages of the academic program and identifying the appropriate courses and learning experiences.

Meetings with Resource Specialists take place on any of the University’s campus or at appropriate off-campus sites and/or by telephone or electronic communication. University College offers continuous advisement throughout the year.

Prior Learning Assessment Credit Documentation

Students in the University College are eligible to receive credit for life and work experiences that align to college-level learning applied skills, and competencies which can be properly documented and verified. Through the credit documentation process, it is possible to earn as many as 90 credits. Such credit becomes a permanent part of a student’s record upon completion of at least 30 credits at Roger Williams University as a University College student. The Director of Prior Learning Assessment - Credit Documentation, assists students who wish to pursue prior learning credit. Some eligible credit may be granted through the University’s recognition of standardized non-collegiate learning experiences (standardized credit documentation). Students should consult with their Resource Specialist and follow up with the Director of Credit Documentation to learn more about this program. Guidelines and student instructions about all forms of Credit Documentation are available from the Director of Prior Learning Assessments - Credit Documentation. Please note all credit documentation must be submitted a year prior to the expected graduation date.

Students may be awarded up to 90 credits toward their degree using one or more of the following:

  • Transfer Credit: As much as three years of applicable college credit (90 credits) may be transferred from work completed previously at other accredited colleges or universities, with a grade of C or higher; up to 60 credits may be transferred from institutions that only offer associate degrees. Students transferring in with a conferred Associates degree may transfer in up to 66 credits.
  • Military Training: As much as three years of college credit (90 credits) may be granted for military training and/or experience.
  • College Level Examination Program: As much as three years of college credit (90 credits) may be granted for successful completion of CLEP tests and/or other standardized exams recognized by the American Council on Education. A wide variety of subjects can be tested. To qualify for CLEP credit, students must have been out of high school for at least three years and must not have earned equivalent course credit at RWU or another institution of higher education. Students need to achieve the scores recommended and published by the American Council on Education.
  • Prior Learning Assessment - Credit Documentation: As much as three years of college credit (90 credits) may be granted for work experience, personal enrichment, and/or participation in conferences and workshops. Only a grade of “P” (pass) will be awarded to a course that has been documented. Prior learning assessment may be completed through “out of class” lived experience and/or credit documentation.  The University College Curriculum Committee makes all determinations of credit documentation.
  • Credit Documentation:

When documenting credit from from non-standard credit documents, CEUs, certificates, etc., a 3:1 ratio of outside course work to class time is utilized.  15 hours of class time and 45 hours outside of class equal 1 credit.  The maximum number of credits awarded for standardized credit is based upon meeting the minimum requirements of class time. The total number of contact hours is divided by 15.  Total number hours of coursework outside of the classroom is divided by 45.  Add these two and it will equate to the absolute maximum number of credits that could possibly be awarded.  Add the total number of contact hours and outside course work hours and divide by 60.  This results in the number of credits evaluated based upon bundling all credits and dividing them by the total combination required to attain 1 credit (15 in class and 45 outside of class).  The final credit recommendation will be a range based upon total credit hours based upon contact hours and the evaluated credit total.

  • Lived Experience:  In an effort to honor the lived experiences of students, the RWU-UC Credit Documentation Process (CDP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in a reflective-outcomes driven experience resulting in credit assignment for the “out-of-class” lived experience. This process requires focus, self-driven work and a process for feedback. The process costs no additional fee for students submitting petitions, still, it is a process that has rigor and expectations for high quality reflective submissions.

Some “lived experiences” may have occurred during workplace trainings, non-work trainings and even in current work-roles. That is, some workplace and non-workplace based learning can be documented through the following process also know as the Credit Documentation Process. This process supports a pathway for a student to petition University College for course credits. Credit documentation typically requires 90-120 days from final complete submission until it is formally review by RWU Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to determine the approval of a student’s submission. This process may take longer depending on available faculty and time of year submitted; if you are a student with a specific timeline or expectation, please voice that timeline or expectation at the beginning of your first conversation to ensure this pathway makes the most sense for you.

 

Phase

Student Activity

Document or Details

Notations

Step 1

Reflect & Connect

Update your accomplishments or resume.

Pre-Work I

Step 2

Explore Matches

Read the updated RWU Course Catalogue and find matches or “near” matches of class listings with your accomplishment or resume. Record your “matches” and describe (informally at this phase) WHY a match was a match Please pinpoint and highlight important similarities by detailing a story of your lived experience learning.

Pre-Work II

Step 3

Credit Doc Coaching

Book time with Dr. D. @ drebelo@rwu.edu in order to receive feedback for your pre-work.

Phone/Live/Skype Appointment with

Dr. Dennis Rebelo

Step 4

Write Your Essay/Narrative & Gather Artifacts

(Artifacts include training certificates, agendas, Power Points or other documentation that supports your lived experience.)

After your meeting, verify your “best matches” for your credit documentation petition. Craft your essay/narrative of your experience ensuring you:

  • Align RWU learning objectives and outcomes to your lived experience;
  • Boldface key-terms linked to the area-of-study so that it is clear that there is alignment;
  • Explain the story of how each key term, learning objective or outcome from the course write-up “came alive” or “showed up” in your real-world lived experience; and,
  • Be sure to proof read your work for grammar, spelling, and to double check that your lived experience story sufficiently presents the power of your out-of-class learning.

The Core Work: Write, Edit, Repeat

Step 5

Complete the CDP Petition Cover Sheet

Fully complete the RWU-UC Credit Documentation Process Petition

Petition Cover Sheet

Step 6

 

Formal Submission

Submit your final “lived experience” narrative essay, any certificates, awards, Power Points, EXCEL .xls Sheets, Word .docs or other artifacts and your CDP Petition(from Step 5) Cover Sheet

Final Package Submission: email to drebelo@rwu.edu

 

       

 

Academic Requirements and General Requirements for a Degree

 

University Catalog. All students should read the University catalog carefully for additional information, requirements, and/or policies which may apply to them.

Matriculation. Students wishing to pursue a program leading to a degree offered by the University must follow application procedures to be considered by the University as a matriculating student admitted to a specific degree program.

Non-Matriculation. Students may enroll in courses offered by the University even though they are not pursuing a degree. Non-matriculating students may earn college credit if they have followed the proper application and registration procedures, but they cannot be considered for a degree unless they matriculate.

Declaration of a Major. All matriculating students are required to declare a major. Students wishing to change the major in which they are enrolled must consult with their Resource Specialist and file a Curriculum Declaration form.

Declaration of a Minor. Bachelor degree candidates may, at their option, declare a minor after consultation with their Resource Specialist . Students wishing to change the minor in which they are enrolled must consult with a Resource Specialist. 

Declaration of a Certificate. Bachelor degree candidates may, at their option, declare their intent to complete a Certificate, after consultation with a Resource Specialist. Students wishing to change the certificate in which they are enrolled must consult with a Resource Specialist.

Rate of Progress. Students taking courses through University College must pass at least 50 percent of those courses taken during each academic year (September 1 through August 31). Students not meeting these requirements will be placed on probation following the first semester of unsatisfactory performance.

Semester Course Limit (Part-Time and Full-Time Study). Students should regulate their academic loads according to the amount of time available and required for class attendance, outside preparation, and successful course completion. Depending upon the program and the number of credits taken, students may be considered full-time and charged the appropriate tuition rates. Students who wish to enroll in 15 or more credits in a semester will be charged according to the Bristol cost per credit. 

Transfer of Credits after Matriculation. Matriculating students wishing to take courses at other institutions and transfer credit to Roger Williams University must obtain permission from their Resource Specialist, file a “Request to Attend another College” form with University College, and submit an official transcript upon course completion. Credit for courses completed successfully with a grade of C or better will be posted to the student’s record. Grades earned will not be recorded and will not affect the student’s GPA. 

Incomplete Grades. With faculty approval, students have up to 1-1/2 years (3 full semesters, not including summer) to complete a course for which a grade of an incomplete (I) was assigned. 

All students should become familiar with the academic requirements that apply to them and their chosen program of study. Students should read the University catalog carefully and consult with their Resource Specialists regarding all of the requirements that may apply to them. All students seeking a degree should be given a degree plan listing requirements which have been satisfied as well as requirements which need to be complete

The Educational Process

Enrollment takes place within the University’s regular Fall and Spring Semesters, as well as the Winter Intersession and Summer Sessions. Students in University College are eligible to enroll in many of the University’s day and evening classroom course offerings on the main campus, at other satellite or University locations, or online.

Steps in the Educational Process

  • Submission of the University College application and application fee
  • Submit transcripts both High School/GED and other post secondary 
  • Meet/Communicate with a Career Pathway Specialist
  • Confirm program of study
  • Develop of a degree evaluation
  • Course registration
  • Complete courses as outlined on the degree evaluation
  • Submit Degree Request Form 
General Requirements for the Associate Degree

All students seeking an associate degree must complete:

  • A minimum of 60 credits* (through any combination of study and learning experiences, including credit for previous college work, credit documentation, CLEP or other exams, and military experience).
  • A minimum enrollment requirement of 15 credits taken at the University.
  • A major academic program or concentration.
  • A 2.0 average in all courses carrying a letter grade.
  • A 2.0 average in all required major courses.
  • A 2.0 average in all required minor courses (if minor is included in a student’s program).
  • UC general education requirements.*
  • The last five remaining courses in your degree of study must be completed at RWU.
  • All financial requirements must be met.

*61 for an Associate in Paralegal Degree

General Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree

All students seeking a baccalaureate degree must complete:

  • A minimum of 120* credits (through any combination of study and learning experiences, including credit for previous college work, credit documentation, CLEP or other exams, and military experience).
  • A minimum enrollment requirement of 30 credits taken at the University.
  • A major academic program or concentration.
  • A 2.0 average in all courses carrying a letter grade.
  • A 2.0 average in all required major courses.
  • A 2.0 average in all required minor courses (if minor is included in a student’s program).
  • UC general education requirements.*
  • The last five remaining courses in your degree of study must be completed at RWU.
  • All financial requirements must be met.

*121 for a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal

 

The general education requirements consist of courses from the arts, humanities, sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences. The University’s degree programs, including general education, provide students with communications skills; the ability for critical and logical analysis, scientific and quantitative reasoning; and the capability for continuing education. The general education requirements are designed to assure that all students have an awareness of and breadth of exposure to the disciplines and fields of study associated with communications skills, and the traditional liberal arts and general education areas and domains within higher education.

All University College students are required to complete a minimum of one-fourth of their degree requirements in general education (e.g., the equivalent of thirty semester hours in a bachelor degree program, or the equivalent of fifteen semester hours in an associate degree program). General Education requirements may be satisfied by credits granted for students’ prior college attendance, CLEP examinations, military training and experience (as recommended by the American Council on Education), and credit documentation. Students transferring with a baccalaureate degree shall be considered as having met the general education requirements.

Based on University guidelines, Resource Specialists determine which transfer courses may be considered equivalent to general education courses. After assessing the general education requirements which may be satisfied through their various sources of advanced standing, students who need general education courses are advised to enroll in courses designated as the University’s General Education courses (skills and interdisciplinary core courses) whenever they are scheduled or available in the University College as classroom or online course offerings. In addition to RWU’s skills and interdisciplinary core courses, courses may also be taken from the categories associated with the examinations of the College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) to satisfy general education requirements. These categories include materials and subjects commonly taught during the first two years in many of the nation’s colleges and universities, and they include English Composition, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Science. These areas correspond to the University’s general education curricular categories as reflected in the skills and interdisciplinary core courses.

The general education requirements shall include the following: two writing courses (including WTNG 102   and a second writing course, e.g. Critical Writing for the Professions); a Mathematics skills course; Effective Speaking Across Audiences; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Science, as well as two liberal art electives.

Students who have attended accredited institutions may transfer credits for successfully completed courses (C or better and courses with Pass or Satisfactory grades if such grades are equivalent to C or better). Resource Specialists determine the application of transfer credit to degree and program requirements. Such determinations may be based on comparability of depth and content to courses offered at the University, as well as other considerations. Transfer students must consult a University College Resource Specialist to determine how the transfer guidelines apply to the Skills and General Education requirements. Students who have not successfully completed college-level courses in WTNG 102   or post-algebraic mathematics may be required to take placement tests in writing and/or mathematics prior to enrollment in such courses.

Graduation with Honors

Students should note that honorary distinctions at graduation are available only to qualified students who have successfully completed a minimum of 54 semester credit hours of study through residency or course enrollment at Roger Williams University. Accordingly, degrees with honors are as follows:

  • Honors (cum laude), awarded to those students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.4;
  • High Honors (magna cum laude), awarded to those students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.6;
  • Highest Honors (summa cum laude), awarded to those students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.8.

Financial Aid

Accepted students at University College who take a minimum of six (6) credits per semester are eligible for financial aid. In addition, various forms of military tuition assistance are usually available to service members.

Adult Education Scholarships

The University College makes several scholarships available each academic year to eligible students enrolled in the UC. The amount of each scholarship may vary from one year to another. This scholarship program is based on a combination of financial need and academic promise; however, prior academic experience and community service will be taken into consideration. Applications for these scholarships may be obtained through the UC Dean’s Office at times announced throughout the year.

Registration

In order to register for classes, it is necessary for students to contact their Resource Specialists. Although online registration options exist, Resource Specialist contact is essential to initiate a student’s online registration.

Degrees Offered

University College offers the following undergraduate degrees. (Campus Based)

Bachelor of Science:

Criminal Justice
Cyber Security and Networking
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Management
Paralegal Studies**
Public Administration
Healthy Communities
Community Development

Bachelor of General Studies:

Humanities
Individualized Concentration
Industrial Technology
Psychology
Social Science
Technology Leadership and Management

Bachelor of Art:

Applied Psychology

University College offers the following Online undergraduate degrees.

Bachelor of Science:

Criminal Justice
Cyber Security and Networking
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Paralegal Studies**
Public Administration
Healthy Communities
Community Development

Bachelor of General Studies:

Humanities
Individualized Concentration
Industrial Technology
Psychology
Social Science
Technology Leadership and Management

**A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face).

Note: None of the Paralegal Studies offerings are affiliated with the Legal Studies Program offered by the University’s day division. Only the Paralegal Studies degree and certificate programs are ABA approved.

Online Certificate Programs

Case Management

(undergraduate level)

Community Development

(undergraduate level)

Corporate Communication

(undergraduate level)

Community Policing (undergraduate level)
Corrections Agency Administration  (undergraduate level)

Digital Forensics

(undergraduate level)

Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health

(undergraduate level)

Gerontology

(undergraduate level)

Health Services Administration

(undergraduate level)

Health Care Paralegal*

(post baccalaureate level)

Homeland Security Certificate (undergraduate level)

Municipal Management

(undergraduate level)

Nursing Home Administrator

(post baccalaureate level)

Nurse Paralegal*

(post baccalaureate level)

Paralegal Studies*

(post baccalaureate level)

Police Agency Administration  (undergraduate level)
Public Safety (undergraduate level)

Technology, Design and Production

(undergraduate level)

*A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face).

Campus Based Certificate Programs

The following certificate programs are available through the School of Continuing Studies for campus-based students.

Case Management

(undergraduate level)

Community Development

(undergraduate level)

Corporate Communication

(undergraduate level)

Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health

(undergraduate level)

Gerontology

(undergraduate level)

Health Care Paralegal

(post-baccalaureate level)

Health Services Administration

(undergraduate level)

Municipal Management

(undergraduate level)

Nursing Home Administrator

(post-baccalaureate level)

Nurse Paralegal*

(post-baccalaureate level)

Paralegal Studies*

(post-baccalaureate level)

Technology, Design and Production

(undergraduate level)

Campus Based Graduate Certificate Programs

Sustainable Community and Economic Development

(graduate level)

*A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face).

Associate Degrees

Associate degrees are normally available to eligible students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs within the University’s continuing education programs. Students interested in an associate degree option should speak with their Resource Specialists regarding specific requirements and eligibility. Associate degree recipients are not recognized at the May commencement, but they are recognized at a ceremony conducted by the UC.

Associate Degree Programs

Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
Associates in Science in Criminal Justice
Associates in Science in Paralegal Studies*

*A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face).

COMPETENCY-BASED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, NON-CREDIT

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Certificate

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Certificate program is an innovative, competency-based certificate program that prepares educators to be culturally and linguistically responsive teachers of English learners. The program currently is available to teachers working in partnering school districts. Per the Rhode Island Department of Education, the ESL certificate is a “dependent” certificate, meaning that teachers must already hold an independent teaching certificate for any of the following grade levels in order to add on an ESL certificate:  PreK-2, 1-6, 5-8, 7-12, or Pk-12. 

The program engages teachers over twelve months from July to June. Most of the program occurs during the school year when the teacher can directly apply what they are learning in their classroom with students. Teachers engage in readings, lectures, activities, workshops, analyses of videos of their own teaching practice, and a range of meetings. All content in the program is aligned with the national Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) standards and assignments are designed to meet the TESOL standards, be practical, and highly associated with classroom learning.

Each teacher is paired with an instructional coach called a “Learning Guide” (LG). Each LG provides feedback and support to tailor the learner experiences to meet the needs of their individual ESL teacher candidates. Over the course of the year, ESL teacher candidates come together as a full-cohort and also in smaller Community of Reflective Practice (CORP) meetings, led by their Learning Guides. All teachers must participate in all program requirements and submit evidence of meeting or exceeding the TESOL competencies. Upon demonstrating evidence of meeting the program competencies and completing all program requirements, teachers are eligible to apply for ESL Teacher Certification through the Rhode Island Department of Education*.

Application and Admissions

Application opens in Spring semester. Applicants must submit:

  • Copy of Valid RI teaching certificate;
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Transcript with GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Application Essay

Program Requirements

Summer

  • Online Pre-Summer Intensive Coursework
  • Two-Week In-Person Summer Intensive

School Year

  • Teach in a classroom with EL’s (or obtain access to classroom with ELLs)
  • Meet with Learning Guide on a consistent basis to plan and assess progress
  • Multiple observations via video examples of classroom practice
  • Teacher Work Samples
  • Observations of ESL Teacher
  • Observations of ESL students at a different grade level
  • Plan an ELL Family Engagement Event
  • Lead a session in spring EdCamp
  • Ongoing Readings, Required Learning Experiences, and Assessments as Assigned
  • Meet or Exceed the standard for all TESOL competencies through completion of program requirements and submitting relevant evidence

*Note: The Rhode Island Department of Education also requires teachers seeking an ESL Teacher Certification to pass the English to Speakers of Other Languages Praxis Test (5362).

 

ESL Certificate Program Withdrawal and Administrative Withdrawal Policies

Upon submission of the signed RWU ESL Teacher Certification Program Withdrawal Form, candidates will be responsible for charges on a sliding scale, as defined by the schedule below.

The last day of attendance in the program will be determined by the date of receipt of the signed withdrawal form by University College.

The initial deposit paid upon enrollment is non-refundable.

  • Prior to July 1: 100% of tuition
  • Within July 1 - July 31: 75% of tuition
  • Within August 1 - August 31: 50% of tuition
  • Within September 1 - September 30: 25% tuition
  • After September 30: No refund.

 

“Administrative Withdrawal”

Candidates that have not attended regularly scheduled meetings, have not made contact with their Learning Guide or their Program Director, or who have not been active in the online learning platform for at least 30 days, may be withdrawn from this program by the University. Candidates that are at risk of being administratively withdrawn will receive a warning letter from the University stating they are at risk of being withdrawn and the reason(s) why they may be withdrawn. If the candidate does not reengage with the program within 30 days from the date of the warning letter, the candidate will be administratively withdrawn from the RWU ESL Teacher Certification Program.

 

The following “Administrative Withdrawal” policy may apply to any candidate who

  1. During the withdrawal period outlined above, never engages in any program components (online or face-to-face).
  2. During the withdrawal period outlined above, ceases to engage in online or face-to-face program components for at least 30 days.
  3. After the withdrawal period outlined above, ceases to engage in online or face-to-face program components for at least 30 days.

Candidates who are administratively withdrawn from the program after the withdrawal period are responsible for all outstanding tuition payments.

“Academic Policies and Procedures”

All program requirements are mandatory. In addition to the policies and procedures outlined in the RWU ESL Teacher Certification Program Handbook, all Candidates must adhere to all Academic Policies and Procedures outlined by Roger Williams University. More information can be found at: https://www.rwu.edu/academics/academic-affairs/academic-standards

 

If a candidate’s actions demonstrate a breach in any of these policies, the candidate may be administratively withdrawn or dismissed due to non-compliance with the Academic Policies and Procedures. Candidates who are administratively withdrawn or dismissed from the program due to non-compliance with the Academic Policies and Procedures are responsible for all outstanding tuition payments, regardless of when the administrative withdrawal or dismissal occurs.

 

Candidates who withdraw, are administratively withdrawn, or are dismissed from the RWU ESL Teacher Certification Program have the right to appeal based on the Academic Standards Petition Policy. The Academic Standards Petition form can be found at: https://www.rwu.edu/sites/default/files/downloads/registrar/academic-standards-petition.pdf

 

ESL Certificate Program Reenrollment Policy

This policy explains the process in which a candidate may reenroll in the ESL Teacher Certification Program for a second and final year.

 

Eligibility for Reenrollment: To be eligible to reenroll in the program for one additional year, candidates will need to demonstrate the need to extend the program due to not meeting all the TESOL competencies during their initial cohort year.

Any candidate who was dismissed from the program due to “non-compliance” is not eligible for reenrollment.

Any candidate who is eligible to extend the program for one year, must reenroll in the subsequent cohort year. Candidates may not reenroll for more than one additional year.

 

Applying for Reenrollment: Eligible candidates must complete and submit the reenrollment form via email to ucesl@rwu.edu no later than June 30th.

 

Reenrollment Tuition Policy: Candidates will reenroll for the first half of the year, with the intent to complete the program by January 31st. If a candidate is unable to complete the program by January 31st, they may maintain enrollment for the second half of the year. If a candidate maintains enrollment for the second half of the year, they must complete the program by the ESL Teacher Certification Program graduation in June.

 

The payment schedule for candidates who reenroll is as follows:

  • 50% of the full tuition is due no later than September 1st. To reenroll for the first half of the year. (September 1 - January 31) 
  • 50% of the full tuition is due no later than February 1st, if the candidate does not complete the program in the first half of the year, and elects to maintain enrollment for the second half of the year (February 1st - Graduation in June)

 

Withdrawal Policy for Candidates Who Reenroll: The timeline outlined in the RWU ESL Teacher Certification Program Withdrawal/Refund Policy applies to candidates who reenroll, based on the tuition policy described above, with a start date of July 1.

Programs

Associate of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of General Studies

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Certificate

Minor

Other Programs