FSEHD offers a range of Initial Certification Programs. The initial certification programs prepare students to teach in Pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The programs are designed for anyone who does not yet have a certification or RI teaching license.
Rhode Island Background Check - Every FSEHD student who works with children/youth/adults must maintain a current BCI from the Attorney General’s Office. The BCI is required before entering a classroom or community space, virtually and/or face to face, whether observing, tutoring, teaching, and/or participating in any type of community activity. BCIs will be submitted and maintained in Chalk and Wire.
Program specific course requirements – Each program has additional coursework and GPA requirements.
- Contact the appropriate department to connect with your FSEHD teacher education advisor.