Feinstein School of Education and Human Development

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What We Do

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.

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
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.
Learning Outcomes

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.

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S23 Admission to FSEHD Undergraduate Programs Application Window Dates - Coming Soon.

Attention: CCRI Graduates with an Associates Degree enrolled as intended majors in FSEHD Initial Teacher Certification Programs.  
  • The RI Department of Education has approved a pilot admissions pathway to the FSEHD that allows CCRI graduates to use their associates degrees in place of test base admissions (SAT, ACT, or Praxis Core exams). 
  • You must have a 3.0 cumulative and content GPA or better at RIC and meet all FSEHD and program admission requirements.  
  • Contact Dr. Cummings, Associate Dean, FSEHD at ccummings@ric.edu for more information. 

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Office of Partnerships and Placements

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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