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Education, M.S. - Professional Education Program


M.S., Professional Education.  A total of 30 credits is required for completion of the Master of Science in Education Degree. Professionals who want to teach adults  in a wide variety of  settings (such as  community colleges, private schools, professional university programs (e.g. dental hygiene), municipal settings (police departments, fire fighters, emergency services, hospitals, prisons), and museums are provided with the skills necessary to teach well in thriving and diverse instructional markets.  The Professional Education Program also provides certified teachers with opportunities to acquire advanced skills, knowledge, and coursework to apply toward additional certifications or cross-endorsements.

The M.S. in Professional Education does not lead to Connecticut certification.  No prior educational experience is required.


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.


Application Process:

  • 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:


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 West Haven, CT 06516

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