School of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050
M.S. - Elementary Education
This program is designed for elementary education and K-12 certified teachers wishing to pursue graduate study which extends their knowledge of the theory and practice of elementary education. The program offerings enable working teachers to increase knowledge and skills related to the most effective research-based strategies in teaching, learning, and assessment. Students will have opportunities to analyze, extend, and increase the relevance and responsiveness of their current work in classrooms, particularly as it relates to leadership and diversity issues.
The program consists of a number of courses in the introductory block, curriculum and instruction block, and specialization block. It also provides the opportunity to develop and implement research skills in the final two semesters of the capstone requirement, during which candidates are enrolled in courses that facilitate the planning and conducting of an action research project in the school classroom and/or professional teaching setting in which they are employed. Teacher certification in either elementary, early childhood, middle-level education, or an NK-12 special area is required for admission to the program.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999