Graduate Catalog 2010-12
The School of Graduate Studies
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Hall, Room 102
Connecticut State University
Stanley Street, P.O. Box 4010, New Britain, CT 06050-9958
Phone: 860-832-2350; TDD: 860-832-1954; FAX: 860-832-2362
free (outside local calling area): 1-888-SEE-CCSU
Graduate Studies Office (continuing students)
Office Phone: 860-832-2363; TDD: 860-832-1954; FAX: 860-832-2352
Barnard Hall, Room 102
The School of Graduate Studies at
Central Connecticut State University was established in 1955.
Graduate enrollment is nearly 2,500.
The School has as its primary function
the development and administration of graduate degree programs which
reflect high academic standards for advanced study. Graduate
education seeks to operate at a separate and distinctive level of
performance, easily recognized by others and resulting in graduates
who make significant contributions to their fields of study or
University offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees: Doctor of
Education; Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational
Leadership, Mathematics Education Leadership, and Reading and Language Arts; Master of Science; Master of Arts; and Master of Arts
in Teaching (MAT). Non-degree graduate-level
planned programs leading to teacher certification and certificates for
professional enhancement are also available.
The School of Graduate Studies is a
community of scholars devoted to increasing human awareness and
understanding through scholarly inquiry, research, and study in
specialized disciplines. The aim of graduate education is to provide
students with the environment to develop knowledge and skills to make
contributions to their disciplines and to the rapidly changing world.
Through an atmosphere of intellectual and personal integrity, an
attitude of excellence, and a spirit of creative independence, our
graduates develop mastery in their fields and become lifelong
learners and leaders within their respective professions.
- Community of Scholars - To
facilitate active and ongoing participation, communication, and
interaction of faculty and students around a shared commitment to the
advancement of knowledge through innovation and research.
- Scholarly Inquiry - To
foster a spirit of intellectual curiosity, reflective thinking, and
the application of rigor in the evolving formulation of knowledge.
- Intellectual and Personal Integrity
- To live according to personal and professional values and
standards and to be cognizant of the consequences that decisions and
actions have on others and the environment.
- Excellence - To strive for
ongoing quality improvement through careful planning, innovation, and
- Leadership - To take
initiative for shaping the direction of one's discipline by
modeling high standards of professional behavior and inspiring and
motivating others to do the same.