Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University was founded in 1889 as the Willimantic State Normal School to train young women to be teachers. While the school has expanded its mission significantly since then, it has always made teaching an integral part of its identity.
The mission of Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s designated public liberal arts university, is to provide high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs to a diverse population of talented students. Eastern’s inclusive residential campus, outstanding faculty, emphasis on teaching excellence and exceptional facilities raise students’ aspirations and cultivate engagement, inquiry, integrity and social responsibility.
In the traditional arts and sciences, as well as in pre-professional programs that are grounded in the liberal arts, Eastern students apply theory in practical settings. Faculty research, scholarship, creative work and community engagement inform teaching and learning, advance knowledge and enrich the liberal arts curriculum. The University is committed to serving the state of Connecticut and the nation by preparing its students for their future personal, professional and public roles, as leaders in both their communities and professional fields.
I transferred to Eastern after discovering the phenomenal opportunities available in the Center for Early Childhood Education. I was involved in many research projects and gained priceless experience in the field of education.
Bachelor’s & certification
Undergraduate Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary Education with Certification
Feb. 15, 2024Fall
Feb. 15, 2024Spring
May 01, 2024Summer
Aug. 01, 2024Fall
Aug. 01, 2024Fall
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at Eastern Connecticut State University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Eastern Connecticut State University to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
$5,000/year for two years of study Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Grant; $4,000/year Federal TEACH Grant
Student Loans, Payroll Deduction
$2,500/year stipend for four years if outstanding debt and teaching in CT public school CT Minority Teacher Incentive Program grant
Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness - 120 qualifying payments while working for qualifying employer
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled
$2,600/year for those qualifying for work study via FAFSA
For more information visit:Financial Aid Office
Earth Science, Grades 7-12
Elementary, Grades 1-6
English, Grades 7-12
History & Social Studies, Grades 7-12
Integrated Early Childhood/Special Education, Grades Pre-K-3
Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Physical Education, Grades Pre-K-12
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races