URI introduces the new Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies

The two-campus, collaborative college offers courses and programs in Providence, Kingston, and online for customized, flexible opportunities for life-long learning.

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URI’s newest college, the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies (ASF CEPS), is the first of its kind to offer a two-campus, interconnected approach to undergraduate, graduate and continuing education for traditional and adult students.

The College is home to the School of Education, based at the Kingston campus, and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, based at the Providence campus.

The College also includes a collaborative entrepreneurial entity, the Office of Strategic Initiatives, with educational programs and industry related partnerships for professional and workforce development to serve the University and external constituents.

The college will hold an official launch on Wednesday, March 22 with events on both the Providence and Kingston campuses.

Providence campus
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Speaking Program: How URI prepares adult students for careers in industry and promotes workforce development.

Kingston campus
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Preparing educators for the challenges of providing quality education for all students in a diverse, global society.

This new two-campus college provides a wider range of educational opportunities for traditional students directly from high school, and adult learners who have some or no college experience, as well as individuals currently in the workforce who want to retrain or enhance their skills through graduate and certificate programs.

“As one college with two campuses, the focus is on the synergistic efforts across the Providence and Kingston campuses aimed at preparing educators, adult learners, and professionals to be leaders in their careers and communities, through active lifelong learning,” said Lori Ciccomascolo, Dean of the College.

Courses and programs are offered in Providence, Kingston, and online, to give students rich and diverse learning environments in a variety of settings, both in and out of the classroom.

For more information, contact JANE FUSCO, at (401) 277-5174; Jane_Fusco@uri.edu or visit www.uri.edu/ceps.