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Winter 2014


Over the last six months, the Isabelle Farrington College of Education has been adding new programs and improving existing ones. These include cross-endorsement in Comprehensive Special Education for certified teachers in Connecticut. We are also gearing up for an Ed.D. strand in Higher Education to begin fall 2015. Designed for working professionals, this program prepares them for careers in higher education administration, as well as for teaching roles within post-secondary and corporate environments. Our second strand of the Ed.D. Program is in PK-12 educational leadership. This strand, which includes Connecticut Superintendent (093) certification, is slated to begin fall 2016, pending State approval. We will offer a new major to undergraduates beginning fall 2015 that is tailored to the needs of prospective elementary school teachers. We are substantially revising our master’s degree. The new M.Ed. features coursework and a culminating project that emphasize academic content areas. There are also updated electives and a new course in assessment-driven instruction. The M.Ed. will enable practicing teachers to seamlessly advance from provisional to professional certification in the State of Connecticut. It begins July 2015 (From the Dean's Desk)