A faster and more affordable pathway to becoming a teacher

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, cost-effective program that allows you to earn your master’s degree in teaching and your teaching certification in just over one year. You’ll enter in the summer as a full-time graduate student and spend time 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

  • Chemistry

  • English

  • History

  • Mathematics

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. Your internship or residency may also significantly reduce your cost of tuition.

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. Your final semester will be tailored to your job search; students who have secured full-time placement will receive for-credit induction support, while students who have not yet been hired will continue their student teaching experience.