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 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.
Admission to FSEHD Undergraduate Programs
Admission to any FSEHD undergraduate teacher certification program requires Rhode Island College admission, completion of FSEHD requirements and completion of program specific requirements. The admission process requires students to submit applications through 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.
Spring 2023 admission to the FSEHD undergraduate program application window dates:
12-16-2022 until 1-6-2023.
Attention: CCRI Graduates with an Associate 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 associate degree 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 email@example.com for more information.
FSEHD Admission Checklist
FSEHD Admission Information
View Testing Requirements Information (Initial teacher certification only)
Conditional to Full Admission Follow-Up: Students receiving conditional admission do not have to submit a Conditional Follow-Up in Chalk & Wire.
Youth Development has its own requirements and application for admissions. Visit the YDEV website for details.