The Professional Education Program, leading to a Master of Science Degree in Education, provides a curriculum for continuing professional growth. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education and valid teaching certification in Connecticut or elsewhere. This program does not lead to the University’s recommendation for teacher certification. Applicants holding a current Connecticut teacher certification may wish to consider designing their Professional Education Program to include courses that will enable them to apply directly to the Connecticut State Department of Education to add a cross-endorsement on their current teaching certificate.
A total of 36 credits in a planned program is required for completion of the Master of Science Degree in Professional Education. The program includes five core required courses (15 credits) and 21 credits of approved electives, which allows teachers to select a variety of courses meeting their individual interests and needs. The final degree requirement is a teacher research project completed during ED 685 and ED 687 (see below).
The required courses are:
ED 604 Educational Psychology (3 cr)
ED 612 Curriculum Design (3 cr)
ED 682 Measurement and Evaluation (3 cr)
ED 685 Teacher Research (3 cr)
ED 687 Field Project (3 cr)
The remaining 21 credits are selected from a variety of electives, allowing students the flexibility to plan a program that addresses individual career goals.
- two letters of recommendation
- official transcript(s) documenting a baccalaureate degree from accredited institution
- a valid teacher certification
- Professional Education Information Sheet
- an interview with the Certification Officer or designee
All documents should be submitted to:
OFFICE OF GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516