Graduate Programs Admission
M.Ed., M.A., C.A.G.S., and Certificate Admission
Thank you for considering the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) at Rhode Island College for your graduate education. The FSEHD graduate faculty members are committed to offering you strong programs that prepare reflective professionals to work in diverse schools, organizations, and communities in Rhode Island and the region.
Application Materials For Admission To The Feinstein School Of Education And Human Development:
- If you are applying to cohort based programs found on these pages, check the program page for Online Application materials.
- For all other programs, complete the following to apply:
FSEHD Graduate Application
In all cases, the following is required for degree programs:
- The appropriate completed application and $50.00 nonrefundable fee. Check or money order payable to Rhode Island College.
- One copy of all official transcripts of each undergraduate and graduate record, in official sealed envelopes
- Teaching certificate (for all school related programs except School Counseling and School Psychology).
- Official standardized test scores (Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test). Exceptions include certificate programs (CGS) and CAGS in Mental Health.
- Three professional references submitted online at RICreference.org
- Professional goals essay
- Performance-based evaluation
- A resume
- Other program specific requirements
If you are interested in applying to the Masters or CGS in Co-occurring Disorders in fall 2012, please contact Monica Darcy firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International Applicants must also submit:
- Official translated copies of all academic credentials
- Official score of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or certification of English proficiency.
- All College health requirements must be met (submitted after admission)
- An affidavit of support detailing funds for the educational program is required before an I-20 can be issued.
Applications for admission will not be processed until all materials have been received by the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development. The applicant is responsible for assuring that all credentials are received by these deadlines:
- November 1 for spring matriculation
- March 1 for fall matriculation
- ** School Psychology has one deadline February 1.
Please send all application materials to:
Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
Office of Graduate Programs and Assessment
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991
There are a limited number of graduate assistantships and scholarships.
The administration and faculty at FSEHD admire your decision to pursue graduate education. We hope to guide you in your professional journey in an environment that emphasizes content mastery, ethical practice, systematic inquiry, and professional collaboration. We wish you the best in your career and educational pursuits!
In considering your admission to an advanced program, the faculty of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development will review evidence that demonstrates your potential to enhance your expertise in the professional field of your choice.
Directions: Prepare a well-organized, focused essay of 300 to 500 words (double spaced and typed) describing why you want to pursue graduate education. Include in the essay a reflection on:
- Your experiences, skills, and lifelong learning, which make your decision to pursue graduate study a sound choice for you.
- Your level of preparation for graduate study, knowledge in your chosen field, and professional activities.
- Your professional goals and how these goals will prepare you to serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds, and
- Your reasons for choosing RIC's graduate program.
Please note: This essay should demonstrate your best writing. It will be scored on its a) content (understanding of the goal of graduate study, and effective use of personal experience to discuss preparation and dispositions) and b) writing conventions.
As part of your application, you are required to submit a performance-based evaluation, which reflects a recent assessment of your professional work and skills. The performance-based evaluation may include, but is not limited to, any of the following:
- A personal copy, or parts thereof, of a recent employee or teaching evaluation that addresses your professional skills.
- An evaluation of your performance during a specific professional activity (e.g., student teaching final evaluation, conducting a workshop/seminar; intake interview; conducting a therapy group).
- A classroom performance-based evaluation demonstrating your professional skills (e.g., your instructor's evaluation of your performance-based class project, teaching demonstration, or counseling simulations).
Contact Rose Misuraca, 401-456-8896 or email@example.com
Because of the wide variety of M.A.T. programs offered through the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, applicants need to request the application portfolio in person. Please contact Mrs. Dottie Grady at 401-456-8822 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Mrs. Grady will review the application process with you and direct you to the appropriate faculty member for more information.
View the application process for each of the following M.A.T. programs:
MAT ELED One Year Cohort 2013 Online Application
The Online Application is available only for MAT ELED One Year Cohort 2013.