The Feinstein School administers and coordinates all professional education programs at Rhode Island College. We offer a range of programs, including early childhood, pre-K-12, counseling, school psychology, youth development and health and wellness.
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The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD), so named because of a generous gift from education philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein in 1997, is responsible for designing, developing and implementing programs that prepare professional personnel for educator and counseling roles in schools and social service agencies that serve the needs of the diverse communities of Rhode Island. The Feinstein School administers and coordinates all professional education programs at Rhode Island College and serves as the college's liaison with the Rhode Island Department of Education and local school systems.
Vision and Mission
FSEHD will be the institution of choice for education and human service professionals seeking to make a significant impact in the lives of Rhode Islanders and beyond. We will be an essential partner in educational and community improvement in the region.
The mission of the Rhode Island College Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) is to
- Prepare education and human service professionals to be highly effective, reflective, engaged, and deeply committed to the values of equity, diversity, and social advocacy;
- Provide expertise in educational policy, research, and professional development to schools, agencies, and communities.
FSEHD graduates are committed to meeting the mission and vision of our school. To this end they:
- Demonstrate current expertise in their discipline
- Integrate ongoing research in their professional settings, resulting in innovative and culturally responsive practices;
- engage in ongoing development of critical reflection skills in themselves and their constituents;
- Use professional standards and ethical frameworks to inform decision making;
- Collaborate with and advocate for all stakeholders, including students, clients, families, and colleagues;
- Exercise agency in the context of their professional communities.
New Update: S23 Admission to FSEHD Undergraduate Programs Application Window Dates 1-2-23 until 1-11-23
- The Google folders with directions on applying to the FSEHD will be available on the website on December 28th.
- Attention: CCRI Graduates with an Associate Degree enrolled as intended majors in Initial Teacher Certification Programs can use their degree in place of the Basic Skills Admission test requirement.
- Attention: Intended Majors in Undergraduate Teacher Certification Programs must take the SAT, ACT, or PRAXIS CORE before applying for admission. Students scoring below the required scores can apply for conditional admission.
- For all information about the application process visit the FSEHD Undergraduate Programs and Admission Page.
- Youth Development has its own requirements and application for admission. Visit the YDEV website for details.
The Office of Partnerships and Placements (OPP) is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, directing and assessing student teaching placements in districts across the state.
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