Early Childhood Education
As a Graduate of Southern Connecticut's 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.
Graduates of the SCSU Elementary Education Program enter the classroom as effective, enthusiastic and responsible teachers. Our program ensures you have both the research based based skills and a depth of content knowledge to help change the lives of students.
This degree program leads to certification in elementary schools with both English-speaking and limited-English proficient students. Program graduates will hold dual certification in elementary education and bilingual education
The successful completion of this program fulfills the course requirements for the Comprehensive Special Education Initial Teaching Certificate in Connecticut. Graduates will be eligible to apply for two separate certifications: Elementary Education 1-6 and Comprehensive Special Education K-12.
The successful completion of this program fulfills the course requirements for the Comprehensive Special Education Initial Teaching Certificate in Connecticut to teach children eligible for special education in elementary and secondary schools.
B.S. Information Management and Services
The B.S. degree program prepares graduates for careers in a variety of information-based fields. The program also prepares graduates for support positions in libraries. The program integrates coursework in information science, library science, and interdisciplinary studies
Intermediate Administrator (092)
The Intermediate Administrator (092) Certification Program is designed to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be administrators in Connecticut's schools in positions ranging from Assistant Principal up to, and including, Assistant Superintendent.
6th Year Professional Diploma
The Sixth Year Professional Diploma Program is designed to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be administrators in Connecticut's public schools. One benefit of achieving a Sixth YearProfessional Diploma in Educational Leadership is that it usually results in an increase in one's pay grade.
Ed.D Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies prepares leaders who are capable of working in a wide range of settings. These include public and private schools, research and evaluation institutions, and educational advocacy organizations.
M.S. in Special Education
Graduates will earn a Masters' degree in special education with a concentration in one of the following areas: Assistive Technology, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education, Interdisciplinary Special Education, Learning Disabilities, or Emotional Behavioral Disorders.
M.S. in Collaborative Early Childhood
The Departments of Education and Special Education jointly offer the Collaborative Early Childhood teacher certifi cation program at the graduate level. Students seeking teaching certifi cation or cross endorsement in collaborative early childhood may specialize in either Birth to Kindergarten or Nursery to Grade 3.
M.S. Remedial Reading and Language Arts
The Sixth Year professional program in Reading is for certified elementary and secondary teachers, Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts Teachers, supervisors, administrators, and higher education personnel who have a master’s degree.
6th Year Reading and Language Arts Consultant
Reading and Language Arts Consultant candidates must have a teaching certificate, 30 months of teaching, and courses in developmental reading, reading in the content areas, diagnosis and remediation of difficulties, language arts, tests and measurements, clinical practices in reading, leadership, and intervention.
6th Year Special Education
The sixth year professional program extends professional knowledge of practitioners in school programs for exceptional children. Course work leads to expansion of knowledge concerning other areas of exceptionality, and creating an awareness of the problems concerned with special education administration and supervision.
6th Year Adaptive Technology
Inclusion and student diversity are changing the way in which educational services are delivered. Teachers and support staff increasingly collaborate in the classroom to individualize and enhance instruction for students with special needs.This 6th year focuses on emerging technologies to help diverse learners.
M.S. in Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Graduate students prepare to practice individual, group and career counseling in a variety of community counseling agencies, college counseling centers, hospitals, and other counseling settings including private practice.
M.S. in Counseling
Graduate students prepare to work in the employ of a board of education as a school counselor in Pre-K through grade 12, or coordinating counseling services within a single school. Students will meet certification requirements in CT as a School Counselor.
M.S. in School Psychology
Graduate students prepare to work as school psychologists using their knowledge, insight, and skills to promote human welfare and educational success, and to improve the institutions and programs in which they are involved through evaluation, communication, intervention planning, consultation and counseling.
M.S. in Education
This degree program leads to a Masters of Science degree in Education. Students design learning pathways to meet the needs of 21st century learners
Elementary Education Certification
Graduates will meet the requirements to apply for inital elementary certification in CT.
6th Year Classroom Specialist
The Classroom Teacher Specialist Program and the Educational Coach programs are 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.