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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Teacher Licensure in Education

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Approved by the State Department of Education

  • Early Childhood/Special Education Nursery-Grade 3
  • Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
  • Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) in English, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, History and Social Studies, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and General Science
  • Special subjects: Family and Consumer Science, Pre-K-12
  • School Counseling, M.A. 

    Candidates for teacher licensure in elementary and secondary education may apply 15 teacher licensure credits to the Master of Arts degree program.

Program Outcomes

The candidate will:

  • Understand the physical, emotional, psychosocial and cognitive aspects of development
  • Understand and apply learning theories as they relate to a holistic curriculum
  • Evaluate learning and behavior of students
  • Identify classroom organization and management techniques to enhance learning
  • Understand historical, social, cultural and political forces influencing public education and the role of a teacher in the resulting issues
  • Accrue and use in-depth knowledge of professional literature
  • Become a lifelong independent learner and reflective practitioner
  • Demonstrate responsibility, initiative and sensitivity in working with all children and adolescents in education-related settings
  • Teach all children and adolescents effectively in a constructivist and collaborative manner using evidenced based practices

Graduate teacher licensure-initial
The State of Connecticut Department of Education regulates licensure requirements. The University reserves the right to make changes as necessary to meet the Connecticut State Regulations for teacher licensure.


Teacher licensure programs of study

Elementary education

  Grades 1-6

Secondary education

Grades 7-12 and Family and Consumer Sciences, Pre K-12

English content area

One additional course requirement for candidates for Secondary English Licensure:


Other opportunities In education

Laboratory schools

The School of Education benefits from two laboratory schools. The Gengras Center, an on campus school for students with significant disabilities, and the School for Young Children, an early childhood school nearby, offer students pre-professional opportunities in working with teachers, children and families.

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education has been active at USJ since 2009. The society has a long-standing commitment to “recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperative support, and professional growth for educational professionals.” Letters of invitation are sent in March to students eligible for membership informing them of an April orientation meeting and an initiation ceremony in the spring.


The School of Education has partnerships with several school districts and agencies, which provide candidates the opportunity to interact with K-12 students under faculty supervision. Longstanding partnerships include: Bloomfield School District, Connecticut Department of Children and Family Services, and West Hartford Schools. Candidates are provided authentic opportunities to assess, teach and collaborate with others.

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