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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.

All applications will be submitted in Chalk and Wire.

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 testscores@ric.edu.​

Foundations (FNED) course requirements - A community program may require either or both Foundations courses. Each Community Program has specific admissions requirements. Contact your program advisor, or refer to the RIC Rhode Maps for requirements. The following grades must be met if these FNED courses are required:

  • Pass FNED 101: Introduction to Teaching. This is a requirement for all incoming freshman and transfer students admitted to RIC in Fall 2019 or later.
  • Earn a grade of B- or better in FNED 246: Schooling for Social Justice. FNED 346: Schooling in a Democratic Society is no longer offered, but will be accepted.

Three Anchored Disposition Assessments (ADI) Faculty, Supervisor and Self assessments may or may not be required for community program applicants. These forms, if required for your program, are completed in Chalk and Wire while enrolled in FNED 246. Course instructor will provide details. If completed in a previous semester (before Fall 2019) the FSEHD Office has access in MyRIC system and your application will be updated in the FSEHD Office. HPE Community Programs require the Faculty assessment in one of the HPE courses.

Rhode Island Background Check – Every FSEHD student who works with children and youth must request a new background check each year. The background checks will be submitted through CastleBranch®. Students will receive CastleBranch notifications throughout their time at RIC.

Program specific course requirements – Additional requirements are set by each program

Each semester new applications dates and instructions for using Chalk and Wire will be posted on the FSEHD home page – Announcements Section.


Page last updated: October 05, 2020