FSEHD Undergraduate Programs and Admission

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Spring 2022 Admission to FSEHD Undergraduate Programs

  1. The application submission window will be open for students from December 15, 2021, until January 2, 2022.  Do not submit an application before December 15th. 
  2. FSEHD Spring Undergraduate Admission Information - Spring 2022 Admissions Overview
  3. There are two FSEHD S22 Admission Orientation Sessions (Virtual) 
  4. Initial Teacher Certification Programs -  View Testing Requirements Information
     

Undergraduate Initial Certification Programs

Initial certification programs prepare students to teach in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The programs are designed for anyone who does not yet have a certification or Rhode Island teaching license. The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) offers the following undergraduate initial certification programs:

 

Undergraduate Initial Certification Programs
Area of Teaching Degrees License
Art Education B.S. or B.F.A Pre-K-12
Early Childhood Education B.S. Pre-K-2
Elementary Education B.A. or B.S. 1​-6
Health Education B.S. Pre-K-12
Music Education B.M. Pre-K-12
Physical Education B.S. Pre-K-12
Secondary Education:
Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, History, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies
B.A. 7-12
Special Education B.S. Varies
Technology Education B.S. Pre-K-12
World Languages Education
French, Spanish, Portuguese concentrations
B.A. Pre-K-12
     
Undergraduate Community Programs​

The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development offers community programs in three departments: Early Childhood, Health and Physical Education and Educational Studies. These programs provide students a wide array of experiences in afterschool programs, recreation centers, early learning centers and more.

Undergraduate Community​ Programs
Majors Degrees
Community and Public Health Promotion B.S.
Early Childhood Education, with Concentrations in Birth to Age Three and Community Programs B.​S.​​​
Wellness and Exercise Science B.​S.​​​​
Youth Development B.​A.

Admission Requirements for Initial Certification Programs

General Information

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.​​​

Credit/GPA Requirements

Number of earned credits

  • Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours which can include transfer credits. Contact the Admissions Office if you believe transfer credit has not been awarded.

Minimum cumulative RIC Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75

  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for FSEHD admission.
  • If you meet all of the admissions requirements except for your RIC cumulative GPA, you may be eligible for conditional admission to a program.
     Conditional Admission Criteria

Testing Requirement

  • Take and pass the basic skills tests​ (FSEHD suggests the SAT or ACT exam)
  • You may have requested your test scores be sent to RIC, but the FSEHD application requires you to upload copies of all test score reports. View: Examples of Score Reports to see what is required. If you don’t have access to your score reports, the websites at the end of this page provide information on how to access your reports.
  • Basic skills tests options and overviews for test choices, costs and additional resources.
  • If you meet all admission requirements and your basic skills test scores fall within a range of scores, see chart below, you may be eligible for conditional admission to a program.
  • If one or all of your test scores fall within this range send your test score reports to FSEHD@ric.edu to request enrollment in a content module (Literacy and/or Math). Earning a B or better will replace the test score requirement. Content Modules are closed for enrollment as enrollment be done in the Associate Dean’s Office.
  • If you took the SATs before January 2016 - use the SAT score converter to see if your scores meet current admissions requirements.
  • Examples of Score Reports
  • Basic skills tests score requirements for undergraduate applicants:

Core testing codes have changed. FSEHD will accept the discontinued versions of the Core, if you’ve taken and passed them already. 

If you haven’t taken or need to retake the Core tests, use the new codes listed when you register for a test. The Reading and Writing tests haven’t changed, but the mathematics test has undergone some change.

TEST

REQUIRED SCORE

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION RANGE

SAT Evidence-based R/Writing

540

470-530

SAT Mathematics

530

480-520

ACT Reading

22

19-21

ACT Mathematics

22

20-21

ACT English

22

20-21

Core Reading – 5712 discontinued

168

164-167

Core Writing – 5722 discontinued

165

161-164

Core Mathematics – 5732 discontinued

162

158-161

Core Reading – 5713 

168

164-167

Core Writing – 5723    

165

161-164

Core Mathematics – 5733

170

166-169

Writing Requirement

The writing requirement can be met in the following ways:

  • Earn a grade of B or better in FYW 100 or an equivalent/transfer (as determined by RIC Admissions)
  • Earn a score of 59 or better on the College Composition College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Test
  • Earn a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Test for English Language and Composition

Mathematics Requirement

Meeting the RIC mathematics requirement satisfies the FSEHD mathematics requirement and can be done in multiple ways

  • Appropriate placement on RIC’s Mathematics Placement Exam
  • Successful completion of Math 010 or equivalent
  • Transferring in a course equivalent to Math 120
  • Transferring in a course equivalent to Math 177 or higher at RIC
  • Classic Accuplacer scores (test date prior to August 2018)
  • Arithmetic + Algebra score of at least 107 or Algebra score of at least 57

Foundations Course Requirements

  • Pass FNED 101: Introduction to Teaching and Learning. This is a requirement for all incoming freshman and transfer students admitted to RIC in Fall 2019 or later.
  • Earn a grade of B- or better in FNED 246: Schooling for Social Justice. FNED 346: Schooling in a Democratic Society is no longer offered but will be accepted.

Admission Requirements for Community-Based Programs

General Information

FSEHD offers a range of community-based programs. The community programs offered through the Early Childhood, Health and Physical Education, and Educational Studies Departments prepare students to work in a broad range of community settings.

Please note: Youth Development has its own requirements and application for admission. Visit the YDEV website for details.

Credit/GPA Requirements

Number of earned credits

  • Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours which can include transfer credits. Contact the Admissions Office if you believe transfer credit has not been awarded.

Minimum cumulative RIC Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75

  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for FSEHD admission.
  • If you meet all of the admissions requirements except for your RIC GPA, you may be eligible for our conditional admissions to a program.

Please note: The Youth Development program will accept students with any number (0-120+) of credit hours.

Writing Requirement

Writing Requirement (can be met in the following ways)

  • Earn a grade of B or better in FYW 100 or an equivalent/transfer (as determined by RIC Admissions)
  • Earn a score of 59 or better on the College Composition College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Test
  • Earn a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Test for English Language and Composition

Mathematics Requirement

Mathematics Requirement - Meeting the RIC mathematics requirement satisfies the FSEHD mathematics requirement and can be done in multiple ways

  • Appropriate placement on RIC’s Mathematics Placement Exam
  • Successful completion of Math 010 or equivalent
  • Transferring in a course equivalent to Math 120
  • Transferring in a course equivalent to Math 177 or higher at RIC
  • Classic Accuplacer scores (test date prior to August 2018)
  • Arithmetic + Algebra score of at least 107 or Algebra score of at least 57

If the Classic Accuplacer was taken at another school and the minimum score requirement was met, request that the scores be sent from your previous school to testscores@ric.edu.​

Foundations Course Requirements

Foundations (FNED) course requirements – A community program may require either or both foundations courses. Each community program has specific admissions requirements. Contact your program advisor or refer to the RIC Rhode Maps for requirements. The following grades must be met if these FNED courses are required:

  • Pass FNED 101: Introduction to Teaching. This is a requirement for all incoming freshman and transfer students admitted to RIC in Fall 2019 or later.
  • Earn a grade of B- or better in FNED 246: Schooling for Social Justice. FNED 346: Schooling in a Democratic Society is no longer offered, but will be accepted.