Graduate Catalog 2010-12



Mitchell Sakofs, Acting Dean

Elaine Wilson, Associate Dean

Anne Pautz, Assistant Dean

Phone: 860-832-2100

Fax: 860-832-2109

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The mission of the School of Education and Professional Studies is to prepare professionals for service in our communities. It does this through Post Baccalaureate graduate programs that lead to Connecticut teacher certification and through Master’s degree, Sixth-Year Certificate, and Doctorate programs that provide advanced certification and professional development to education and counseling professionals. These programs allow students with strong liberal arts and content area backgrounds to acquire the professional knowledge and skills necessary to practice in their chosen fields. 


Programs in the School of Education and Professional Studies are accredited by:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

  • Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  • Connecticut State Department of Education

  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

In addition, the School of Education and Professional Studies is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) and an active participant on the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (TECSCU).

The education programs also hold national recognitions from the following NCATE-affiliated organizations:

  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

  • Educational Leadership Constituent Consortium (ELCC)

  • International Reading Association (IRA)

  • National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE)

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

  • International Technology and Engineering Educators’ Association/Council on Technology Teachers Education (ITEA/CTTE)

  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).


In addition to providing rigorous graduate programs, faculty from the School of Education and Professional Studies have established active partnerships with affiliated community schools. These partnerships provide students with the opportunity to pursue fieldwork, internships, and action research projects at exemplary clinical sites. The School also operates campus-based centers that provide services to the community. This extensive network of partnerships provides both students and members of our community with outstanding educational opportunities and services.


Below is a listing of Post Baccalaureate, Master’s degree, post-Master’s, and Doctoral programs by department.

Graduate Programs in the School of Education and Professional Studies

Counseling and Family Therapy

M.S., Counselor Education with specializations in:

  • School Counseling

  • Professional and Rehabilitation Counseling

  • Student Development in Higher Education

M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy

O.C.P., Advanced Official Certificate Program in Professional and Rehabilitation Counseling


Educational Leadership

M.S., Educational Leadership

M.S., Educational Technology

Sixth-Year Certificate, Educational Leadership

Ed.D., Educational Leadership

Advanced Official Certificate Program, Superintendent of Schools

Official Certificate Program, Global Leadership and Literacy


Physical Education and Human Performance

Post Baccalaureate Program, Teacher Certification in Physical Education

M.S., Physical Education

Post Master’s Study, Physical Education


Reading and Language Arts

M. S., Reading and Language Arts

Sixth-Year Certificate, Reading and Language Arts

Advanced Official Certificate Program, Reading and Language Arts


Special Education

Post Baccalaureate Program, Teacher Certification in Special Education

M.S., Special Education


Teacher Education

Post Baccalaureate Program, Teacher Certification, Elementary Education

Post Baccalaureate Program, Teacher Certification, Secondary Education

Post Baccalaureate Program, Teacher Certification, All Level Education

M.S., Early Childhood Education

M.S., Educational Studies

M.S., Elementary Education

M.A.T., Master of Arts in Teaching

Post Master’s Study


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