Admission Requirements

Acceptance to Salve Regina as an education major is considered provisional acceptance into an education program. In their first year, all potential education majors take Orientation to Teaching, during which department faculty review department policies and admission and retention criteria.

Students must formally apply to the education program of their choice, 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 R.I. Department of Education certification testing requirements for their desired major
  • Meet the readiness for admission criteria
  • Provide a packet of evidences required for admission

Once they are formally admitted to an education program, 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.