Admissions for Undergraduates Applying to Community Programs
The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) offers Community Programs in three departments: Early Childhood, Health and Physical Education, and Educational Studies. These programs provide students a wide array of experiences in after school programs, recreation centers, early learning centers and more.
Requirements for admission to FSEHD Community Programs.
Number of earned credits
- Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours which can include transfer credits. Contact the Admissions Office if you believe transfer credit has not been awarded.
Minimum cumulative RIC Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75
- A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for FSEHD admission.
- If you meet all of the admissions requirements except for your RIC GPA, you may be eligible for our
conditional admissions to a program.
Writing Requirement (can be met in the following ways)
- Earn a grade of B or better in FYW 100 or an equivalent/transfer (as determined by RIC Admissions)
- Earn a score of 59 or better on the College Composition College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Test
- Earn a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Test for English Language and Composition
Mathematics Requirement - meeting the
RIC mathematics requirement satisfies the FSEHD mathematics requirement and can be done in multiple ways
- Appropriate placement on RIC’s Mathematics Placement Exam
- Successful completion of Math 010 or equivalent
- Transferring in a course equivalent to Math 120
- Transferring in a course equivalent to Math 177 or higher at RIC
- Classic Accuplacer scores (test date prior to August 2018)
- Arithmetic + Algebra score of at least 107 or Algebra score of at least 57
If the Classic Accuplacer was taken at another school and the minimum score requirement was met, request that the scores be sent from your previous school to
Foundations (FNED) course requirements - A community program may require FNED 101: Introduction to Teaching and Learning and/or FNED 246: Schooling for Social Justice. Each Community Program has specific admissions requirements which may or may not include the FNED courses. Contact your program advisor, or refer to the
RIC Rhode Maps for requirements. The following grades must be met if either of the FNED courses are required:
- Pass FNED 101: Introduction to Teaching and (pass/fail course).
- Earn a grade of B- or better in FNED 246: Schooling for Social Justice or FNED 346: Schooling in a Democratic Society
Three Anchored Disposition Assessments (ADI) Faculty, Supervisor and Self assessments may or may not be required for community program applicants. These forms are generally completed during FNED 246/346 (transfer students must also submit these forms). Please contact your advisor or refer to the
RIC Rhode Maps for more information.
Rhode Island and National Background Check – links for RI Background Check will be sent to students as they begin clinical experience work, observation, practicum, and capstone/intern work. National Background Check link will be sent to students as their FSEHD applications are submitted.
Program specific course requirements – Additional requirements are set by each program
To check the status of your FSEHD admission requirements
Log in to the
MyRIC portal account and select
FSEHD APPL Requirements (Other Student Links).
If a box is not checked you will be unable to apply but you will know which requirements have not been met.
When all boxes are checked you will be able to apply when the online application screen is active.
To apply go to
‘Apply For FSEHD’ (also in MyRIC), choose your major, and select
Your application will be reviewed by the Department Chair who oversees your program then will return to the Associate Dean’s Office for a final review.
This application process may change before Fall 2020 application opens but new information will be posted.