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, 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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Spring 2022 Admission to FSEHD Undergraduate Programs

The application submission window will be open for students from December 15, 2021, until January 2, 2022. We ask that you do not submit an application before December 15th. Virtual FSEHD S22 Admission Orientation Sessions will be held on Wed., 10-20-21 (12:30 - 1:50) for Secondary Education and all K-12 programs including health and physical education and Wed., 10-27-21 (12:30 - 1:50) for Early Childhood, Elementary Math and Science and Elementary Special Education programs. Please note: Youth Development students have a different admission process and do not need to attend an orientation.

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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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