Your Experience

Typically, secondary education teachers specialize in a particular subject area. If you have your bachelor’s degree in one of the five subject areas listed below, we offer an intensive program that allows you to earn your master’s degree in teaching and your teaching certification in five semesters. You’ll enter in the fall as a full-time graduate student and spend your first two semesters interning in a school while attending evening classes on campus.

To become a secondary educator, you will take three graduate content courses to promote a deeper understanding of your area of expertise, as well as multiple courses in teaching and learning, classroom management and adolescent development. Subject specialties include:

  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish

We have forged collaborative partnerships with several area schools to allow you to learn best practices in teaching while being an important part of that school’s educational team. We have partnerships with 20 school districts throughout the state of Connecticut. These districts understand the importance of providing high-quality teaching experiences and opportunities to learn for our teacher candidates in a real-time classroom environment.

To help you secure your first job in education, we offer a range of career transition services including resume-writing workshops, mock interviews and assistance completing your certification paperwork.