Department of Curriculum and Learning Programs

The Department of Curriculum and Learning, located in the College of Education, provides students with the knowledge they need to obtain the Connecticut Initial Educators Certificate. Students advance their knowledge of teaching, curriculum, educational theory, educational supervision, and more, and graduate prepared to meet the challenges facing the ever-evolving field of education.

上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree to prepare candidates for Connecticut teacher certification, though they do not lead to a degree.?These programs require a bachelor's degree for admittance. However, since these programs are composed of undergraduate coursework, they are offered as undergraduate programs.?These programs can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

Candidates must maintain good standing throughout the teacher education program and meet all State requirements for certification (state licensure exam, online modules, etc.) in order to be recommended for certification to the State Department of Education. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Connecticut's teacher certification regulations and keeping abreast of changes to those?regulations. If state regulations change before completion of a certification program, students will be required to meet these new regulations in order to receive the University's recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education?

30 Credits Required
上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀 GPA of 2.7?Required


The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree to prepare candidates for Connecticut teacher certification, though they do not lead to a degree.?These programs require a bachelor's degree for admittance. However, since these programs are composed of undergraduate coursework, they are offered as undergraduate programs.?These programs can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀Candidates must maintain good standing throughout the teacher education program and meet all State requirements for certification (state licensure exam, online modules, etc.) in order to be recommended for certification to the State Department of Education. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Connecticut's teacher certification regulations and keeping abreast of changes to those?regulations. If state regulations change before completion of a certification program, students will be required to meet these new regulations in order to receive the University's recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education?

30 Credits Required
上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀 GPA of 2.7?Required


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀As a Graduate of Southern Connecticut's Undergraduate Early Childhood program you enter will enter the classroom ready to teach. You will shape the most critical time in child's education. As a teacher you will work with students to build the foundations of literacy and numeracy necessary for life long learning.

The successful completion of this program includes the Liberal Education Program requirements, 40.5 credits in the Early Childhood education major (including a 12-credit student teaching placement), and 36 credits in a second major consisting of concentrations in Psychology and Child, Family & Community Studies.

Graduates of the program, who successfully pass all state licensing exams, will earn a teacher certificate to teach in Pre-K to grade three classes.


Post-Baccalaureate: A route to certification for future educators with a Bachelor's degree

The Post Baccalaureate in Early Childhood is for future educators who currently have a bachelor’s degree. ?This is a 44.5-credit (non-degree seeking) program. ?This program prepares students for the State of Connecticut #013 Early Childhood certification which allows one to teach regular education, pre-k through grade three and special education, pre-k and kindergarten. ?There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. The culminating experience is a semester-long student teaching placement split between a pre-k or kindergarten setting and a setting in grades one through three.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree to prepare candidates for Connecticut teacher certification, though they do not lead to a degree.?These programs require a bachelor's degree for admittance. However, since these programs are composed of undergraduate coursework, they are offered as undergraduate programs.?These programs can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀Candidates must maintain good standing throughout the teacher education program and meet all State requirements for certification (state licensure exam, online modules, etc.) in order to be recommended for certification to the State Department of Education. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Connecticut's teacher certification regulations and keeping abreast of changes to those?regulations. If state regulations change before completion of a certification program, students will be required to meet these new regulations in order to receive the University's recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education?

30 Credits Required
GPA of 2.7?Required


The Master of Science in Education is a 36-credit program that allows teachers to further their careers and strengthen their pedagogical knowledge, while earning a state-approved master’s degree.

The program is extremely flexible – offering a number of choices in electives and the ability to do some courses as hybrid or online.

The capstone project involves working with faculty to research a topic of interest and create a deliverable such as a research-based curriculum unit or handbook. ?These action research projects allow students the opportunity to understand or improve their learning community while aligning to Southern's commitment to social justice.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The Classroom Teacher Specialist program is designed to enrich and expand the role of the career teacher. By emphasizing professional growth and self-improvement, this program gives each individual ample opportunity to investigate current learning theories, and to apply theory to practice. It allows students to explore the development of curriculum and to pursue advanced professional interests. The program allows for students to pursue a general interest area or a specific interest area of study. For example a specialization in digital teaching and learning is available. The program may also be designed for students who are seeking cross endorsement.

The Sixth Year Professional Program for Classroom Teacher Specialists enriches and expands the role of the career teacher. Students in this program will be able to investigate current learning theories, explore the development of curriculum, and implement theory as practice, as well as pursue personal and professional interests. The program emphasizes professional growth and self-improvement through guided instruction and self-directed analysis.

Students successfully completing the program are awarded the Sixth Year Professional Diploma of Advanced Study.

To be admitted to the program, students must have a master’s degree and must satisfy admissions requirements for a sixth year program.


Post-Baccalaureate: A route to certification for future educators with a Bachelor's degree

The Post Baccalaureate in Elementary Education is for future educators who currently have a bachelor’s degree. ?This is a 40.5-credit (non-degree seeking) program which prepares students to receive their State of Connecticut teaching certification to teach in grades one through six. ?There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. The culminating experience is a semester-long student teaching placement in an elementary school.


The Elementary Education B.S. is for undergraduate students who wish to become elementary educators. The program prepares them to receive their State of Connecticut teaching certification to teach in grades one through six. There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. The culminating experience is a semester-long student teaching placement in an elementary school. Students also double major in Liberal Studies, which is comprised of two “report-card subjects” such as English and Mathematics.


The Elementary Education B.S. is intended for undergraduate students who are seeking initial certification in elementary education and an additional endorsement in bilingual education. ? There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. The culminating experience is a semester-long student teaching placement in a bilingual classroom. Students also double major in Liberal Studies, which is comprised of a concentration in English and a concentration in Spanish.


Post-Baccalaureate: A route to certification for future educators with a Bachelor's degree

上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The Post Baccalaureate in Bilingual Elementary Education is for future educators who currently have a bachelor’s degree. ?This is a 48-credit (non-degree seeking) program that prepares students to get certified in elementary education and an additional endorsement in bilingual education. There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. The culminating experience is a semester-long student teaching placement in a bilingual classroom.


This program leads to the Early Childhood Teacher Credential Level B. The program focuses on preparing teachers of children birth to age five. This degree requires two concentrations: 1)Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy and 2) Child, Family, Community Studies. This program is only available to students who already received their associates degree in early childhood education at a community college. Students interested in this program should meet with the program coordinator in the Department of Curriculum and Learning.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀This program leads to the Early Childhood Teacher Credential Level B. The program focuses on preparing teachers of children birth to age five. This degree requires two concentrations: 1)Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy and 2) Child, Family, Community Studies. Students who choose to receive a B.S. must choose a third concentration of their choice.

This program is only available to students who already received their associates degree in early childhood education at a community college. Students interested in this program should meet with the program coordinator in the Department of Curriculum and Learning.


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The Master of Arts in Teaching, Bilingual and Elementary Education is the only MAT of its kind in Connecticut. ?It is intended for future educators who are seeking initial certification in elementary education and an additional endorsement in bilingual education. ?Additionally, as part of the 51-credit program, students also receive a state-approved Master’s degree. ?There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. ?Additionally, the program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience in a bilingual classroom.


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are involved in nearly every aspect of our lives. Basic math and science knowledge provide individuals with the skills to make important, informed life decisions. Science teachers play a pivotal role in developing critical thinkers and scientifically literate citizens. Nearly two million new teachers will be needed in
the next decade. In particular, science is considered a “shortage” area, and science teachers are in high demand.?

At Southern, we prepare our Biology MAT students to be ambitious science teachers, who deliberately aim to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve real-world problems. As a student in the Biology MAT Program at Southern, you will work with professors and scholars who are experts in their fields to develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation for what constitutes effective science teaching. Extensive and embedded clinical experiences in a variety of middle and/or high school Biology classrooms will support your growth as an educator by helping you bridge knowledge from your coursework with the realities of classroom practice. Further, you will have the opportunity to dig deeper into an area of your interest related to Biology education by conducting research that explores answers to the pressing questions and challenges of science teaching and learning today.?

Upon completion of the 45.5. credit Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Biology program, qualified candidates are recommended to the Connecticut Department of Education for their initial Biology 7-12 certification, and will receive a Master's degree. Applicants interested in this program should already have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, or a closely related field. This program is not for teachers who already hold a science teaching certification.?


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are involved in nearly every aspect of our lives. Basic math and science knowledge provide individuals with the skills to make important, informed life decisions. Science teachers play a pivotal role in developing critical thinkers and scientifically literate citizens. Nearly two million new teachers will be needed in
the next decade. In particular, science is considered a “shortage” area, and science teachers are in high demand.?

At Southern, we prepare our Chemistry MAT students to be ambitious science teachers, who deliberately aim to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve real-world problems. As a student in the Chemistry MAT Program at Southern, you will work with professors and scholars who are experts in their fields to develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation for what constitutes effective science teaching. Extensive and embedded clinical experiences in a variety of middle and/or high school Chemistry classrooms will support your growth as an educator by helping you bridge knowledge from your coursework with the realities of classroom practice. Further, you will have the opportunity to dig deeper into an area of your interest related to Chemistry education by conducting research that explores answers to the pressing questions and challenges of science teaching and learning today.?

Upon completion of the 45.5. credit Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Chemistry program, qualified candidates are recommended to the Connecticut Department of Education for their initial Chemistry 7-12 certification, and will receive a Master's degree. Applicants interested in this program should already have a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field. This program is not for teachers who already hold a science teaching certification.?


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

The Master of Arts in Teaching, Early Childhood is intended for future educators who are seeking initial certification AND a state-approved Master’s degree. ?The 47-credit program leads to the State of Connecticut 013 certification which allows one to teach regular education, pre-k through grade three and special education, pre-k and kindergarten. ?There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. ?Additionally, the program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience, split between a pre-k or kindergarten setting and a setting in grades one through three.


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are involved in nearly every aspect of our lives. Basic math and science knowledge provide individuals with the skills to make important, informed life decisions. Science teachers play a pivotal role in developing critical thinkers and scientifically literate citizens. Nearly two million new teachers will be needed in
the next decade. In particular, science is considered a “shortage” area, and science teachers are in high demand.?

At Southern, we prepare our Earth Science MAT students to be ambitious science teachers, who deliberately aim to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve real-world problems. As a student in the Earth Science MAT Program at Southern, you will work with professors and scholars who are experts in their fields to develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation for what constitutes effective science teaching. Extensive and embedded clinical experiences in a variety of middle and/or high school Earth Science classrooms will support your growth as an educator by helping you bridge knowledge from your coursework with the realities of classroom practice. Further, you will have the opportunity to dig deeper into an area of your interest related to Earth Science education by conducting research that explores answers to the pressing questions and challenges of science teaching and learning today.?

Upon completion of the 45.5. credit Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Earth Science program, qualified candidates are recommended to the Connecticut Department of Education for their initial Earth Science 7-12 certification, and will receive a Master's degree. Applicants interested in this program should already have a Bachelor's degree in Earth Science, or a closely related field. This program is not for teachers who already hold a science teaching certification. ?


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

The Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education is intended for future educators who are seeking initial certification AND a state-approved Master’s degree. ?The 44-credit program leads to State of Connecticut certification to teach in grades one through six. ?There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. ?Additionally, the program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience.


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

The Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education is intended for future educators who are seeking initial certification AND a state-approved Master’s degree. ?The 53-credit program leads to State of Connecticut certification to teach in English in grades 7-12. ?There are opportunities throughout the program for students to get real-world experience through field placement observations. ?Additionally, the program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience in a middle school or high school.


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are involved in nearly every aspect of our lives. Basic math and science knowledge provide individuals with the skills to make important, informed life decisions. Science teachers play a pivotal role in developing critical thinkers and scientifically literate citizens. Nearly two million new teachers will be needed in
the next decade. In particular, science is considered a “shortage” area, and science teachers are in high demand.?

At Southern, we prepare our Physics MAT students to be ambitious science teachers, who deliberately aim to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve real-world problems. As a student in the Physics MAT Program at Southern, you will work with professors and scholars who are experts in their fields to develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation for what constitutes effective science teaching. Extensive and embedded clinical experiences in a variety of middle and/or high school Physics classrooms will support your growth as an educator by helping you bridge knowledge from your coursework with the realities of classroom practice. Further, you will have the opportunity to dig deeper into an area of your interest related to Physics education by conducting research that explores answers to the pressing questions and challenges of science teaching and learning today.?

Upon completion of the 45.5. credit Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Physics program, qualified candidates are recommended to the Connecticut Department of Education for their initial Physics 7-12 certification, and will receive a Master's degree. Applicants interested in this program should already have a Bachelor's degree in Physics, or a closely related field. This program is not for teachers who already hold a science teaching certification.


MAT - A route to a Master's Degree and certification for future educators with a Bachelor’s degree

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education is for future educators with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking initial certification in special education AND a Master's Degree. This is a 47-credit program offered at the graduate level which culminates in a semester of student teaching experience in special education settings in CT.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree to prepare candidates for Connecticut teacher certification, though they do not lead to a degree.?These programs require a bachelor's degree for admittance. However, since these programs are composed of undergraduate coursework, they are offered as undergraduate programs.?These programs can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

Candidates must maintain good standing throughout the teacher education program and meet all State requirements for certification (state licensure exam, online modules, etc.) in order to be recommended for certification to the State Department of Education. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Connecticut's teacher certification regulations and keeping abreast of changes to those?regulations. If state regulations change before completion of a certification program, students will be required to meet these new regulations in order to receive the University's recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education?

30 Credits Required
GPA of 2.7?Required


Candidates who are already certified teachers but who are not seeking an advanced degree can take just the courses required for certification as a reading specialist. These courses prepare you to provide literacy intervention for students in grades 1-12 who are experiencing reading and writing difficulties due to disabilities, including dyslexia, or for other reasons. There are eight courses/24 credits in this program.


M.S. candidates are already certified teachers (elementary education, special education, 7-12 social studies, English, etc.) who are seeking to further develop their professional knowledge and practice in reading for students in grades 1-12. A Master of Science degree in Reading leads to eligibility for certification as a remedial reading and remedial language arts specialist (102). Our candidates build on their expertise as teachers because they go on to study typical and atypical literacy development; best practices in intervention; and instruction for students with learning difficulties or disabilities including dyslexia, discipline- specific literacies, and the literacy acquisition of English learners. There are 10 courses/30 credits in this program. The Graduate Reading Program is accredited by the International Literacy Association and the International Dyslexia Association.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀Candidates who are already certified as a reading specialist (102) but are not seeking a Sixth Year degree can take just the courses required for certification as reading and language arts consultant. These courses provide you with the knowledge and skills to improve school-wide literacy through program development, leadership, and coaching. Depending upon the coursework taken to meet the requirements for the reading specialist certification (102), you will take three to five courses/9-15 credits in this program.


For candidates who already have a master’s degree, the Sixth Year Professional Diploma leads to eligibility for certification as a reading specialist and certification as a reading and language arts consultant (102 & 097/grades K-12). The reading and language arts consultant (097) is an administrative endorsement in Connecticut. Sixth Year candidates develop all of the same competencies, knowledge, and skills as M.S. candidates, but then go on to take additional course work in school literacy leadership, coaching, and program development. There are 13 courses/39 credits in this program. The Graduate Reading Program is accredited by the International Literacy Association and the International Dyslexia Association.