Admission Requirements

Acceptance to Salve Regina as an education major is considered provisional acceptance into the Department of Education. In their first year, all potential education majors take Introduction to American Education. Also during the first year, department faculty review with students the department's policies and admission and retention criteria.

Students must formally apply to the Department of Education, usually during the second semester of their sophomore year. To gain formal admission, students must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Earn a C or better in all education courses
  • Meet the R.I. Department of Education basic skills testing requirement
  • Meet the readiness for admission criteria
  • Provide a packet of evidences required for admission

Once they are formally admitted to the Department of Education, students must:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Earn a C or better in all education courses
  • Meet the specific requirements for Completion of Methods and Prior to Licensure assessment points as outlined in the Assessment Handbook

Transfer students must meet the same formal admission requirements as students who enter Salve Regina in their freshman year. Grades for all courses taken at prior institutions (not just those accepted by Salve Regina) count toward a transfer student's overall GPA in calculating the 2.75 admission requirement.