At the University of Bridgeport School of Education, we focus on giving our graduates the knowledge and preparation they need to become great educators people who challenge and inspire their students to dream bigger, reach farther and achieve more. Graduate students may work toward a Master of Science in Elementary Education or Master of Science in Secondary Education. Students may attend as full-time or part-time enrollees. UB is home to the first tuition-paid internship program in the country and trains more Connecticut teachers than any other school in the state. M.S. degree classes are available in Bridgeport, Stamford, or Waterbury. UB works closely with 60+ school districts in Connecticut and Westchester, NY.
(Please note: The Residency (Student) Teaching Placement is not covered under the Tuition-Paid Internship Option)
You must complete six credits (60 days or 12 weeks) of residency (student) teaching for Connecticut certification. Your student teaching placement is made through the School of Education and is supervised by university staff.
This 33 credit graduate course of study provides extensive course work and experiences in working with students in the field of literacy and language arts, leading to the initial educator certification in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts (102) for grades 1-12.
The Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts Certificate or Sixth Year program focuses on working with students in a variety of instructional settings for the purpose of teaching literacy processes, for evaluating students in reading and language arts, and for developing and evaluating literacy programs. In this program, students learn to create appropriate literacy instruction for learners experiencing difficulty in reading and language arts. Upon completion of this program, students may apply for the Connecticut initial educator certificate in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts, 1-12.
If you are looking to teach students grades 7-12, we encourage you to explore our initial teacher certification program for secondary education. Candidates interested in Secondary Education degrees have a number of options. Candidates can complete the program as either an intern or a traditional student, whichever works best with your busy lifestyle.
The secondary education graduate degree programs offered by the University of Bridgeport include certification in English, History and Social Studies, Mathematics and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science and Physics) as well as Music (k-12) and Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts. Each will prepare students who have a strong content knowledge in these areas for successful teaching careers. Students can take coursework at any of our three locations, Bridgeport, Stamford or Waterbury.
If you already have a masters degree, you can complete the program at a 6th year CAS level.
The candidates will be able to:
The program leading to certification in Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts is aligned with the International Reading Associations standards for the preparation of reading professionals. The Masters level program includes the following: