Graduate Catalog 2010-12

School of Education and Professional Studies Centers

The Center for Multicultural Research and Education (Barnard Hall 231) provides a variety of professional development programs and opportunities for K-12 and university faculty to support development of education that is multicultural. The Center also disseminates research information, articles, and curriculum materials and supports efforts to recruit students of diverse cultural backgrounds to the teacher preparation and professional programs.

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Technology (CITT), located in Barnard Hall 302-308, provides Educational Technology graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to design instructional interactive outcomes through state-of-the-art technology such as multi-media, print, video, animation, audio, and web-based systems.

The Literacy Center of Central Connecticut State University (Barnard Hall 219) provides free one-to-one tutoring services for students in grades one through eight who are experiencing difficulty with reading and writing. Students are taught by certified and experienced teachers, who are completing the required clinical experience for Reading Specialist endorsement in the state of Connecticut. Students benefit from intensive, individualized, and ongoing assessment to determine their specific reading and/or writing needs. Students also benefit from the use of innovative instructional practices that promote reading and writing. The Center coordinates the tutoring program during the fall and spring semesters, and occasionally during the summer term. Faculty of the Department of Reading and Language Arts direct the operations of the Center and closely supervise the teachers working with students throughout their clinical practice. For information, contact Dr. Jesse Turner, director of the Literacy Center, at 860-832-2178 or email Clinical faculty include Dr. Elene S. Demos (860-832-2183 / and Dr. Lynda M. Valerie (860-832-2176 /


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