Elementary Education Department

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Welcome to the Education Department!  We are located in the School of Education, a professional school whose mission is to advance the science and art of the teaching and learning process.  We are responsible for preparing teachers, administrators, and other support personnel to work with individuals from birth through adulthood.  We strive to maintain a high standard of excellence in our programs and seek to develop well-qualified graduates committed to lifelong learning, intellectual honesty, personal integrity, and respect for the rights and freedom of others.

The Education Department focuses on some of the most exciting and complex years of a student's life -- the early years, when skills of perception and comprehension are still developing. This is the most formative time of an individual's life, and those who wish to enter into elementary education have the opportunity to guide young minds through these first and imperative steps on the path to lifelong learning. Whether as a future educator you choose to start at the very beginning of this process with a degree from the Early Childhood program, or to continue in the elementary grades K-6, or to help exceptional students reach their potential with a degree from the Collaborative Elementary Education/Special Education program, your role as an educator will be as unique and expansive as each child's mind you encounter.

For more information about our department and how it works, click on "A Word About Us" from the menu on the left.

Department Chairperson:

Dr. Steven Greengross, Chairperson
Department of Elementary Education, Davis Hall 116B
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515 
Telephone: (203) 392-6430
Fax: (203) 392-6473
E-Mail: greengrosss1@southernct.edu