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Admissions for Undergraduates Applying to Initial Teacher Certification Programs

The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) offers a range of Initial Certification Programs that prepare students to teach in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Initial certification is for anyone who does not yet have a certification, or a RI teaching license.​

The admissions process will require students to submit applications in two platforms, MyRIC and Chalk and Wire.

Requirements for admission to FSEHD teacher certification programs.

All applications will be submitted in Chalk and Wire.

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 forconditional admission to a program

SAT/ ACT/ Core (basic skills tests)

Basic skills tests score requirements for undergraduate applicants.

TEST

REQUIRED SCORE

CONDITIONAL 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

168

164-167

Core Writing

165

161-164

Core Mathematics

162

158-161


Test scores may be mixed

  • If you took the SAT and need to retake the mathematics test, you may take the ACT or the Core math test.
  • If you took the SAT and need to retake the Reading/Writing test, you may take the ACT Reading and English or Core Reading and Writing tests.
  • If you took the ACT and need to retake the mathematics test, you may take the SAT or Core math test.

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

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 (FNED) 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.

Three Anchored Disposition Assessments (ADI) Faculty, Supervisor and Self assessments
These are completed in Chalk and Wire while enrolled in FNED 246. Course instructor will provide details. If completed in a previous semester (before Fall 2019) the FSEHD Office has access in MyRIC system and your application will be updated in the FSEHD Office.

Rhode Island Background Check - Every FSEHD student who works with children and youth must request a new background check each year. The background checks will be submitted through CastleBranch®. Students will receive CastleBranch notifications throughout their time at RIC.

Program specific course requirementsEach program​ has additional coursework and GPA requirements.

  • Contact the appropriate department to connect with your FSEHD teacher education advisor.​​​

FSEHD is in the process of updating the admissions application.

If you no longer have score reports, choose the appropriate link to learn how to access them. Refer to the score report link for examples of what you will need.

Each semester new applications dates and instructions for using Chalk and Wire will be posted on the FSEHD home page – Announcements Section.

Page last updated: October 05, 2020