Student as Learner:
- Education coursework
- Coursework in subject areas
- 4-6 hours/week in clinic placement
The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public higher education institutions. With academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction, the Neag School offers a five-year Integrated Bachelor's/Master's program in teacher education and a one-year, post-baccalaureate teacher education program in critical shortage areas.
According to 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings, the Neag School ranks among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation and has three specialty programs ranked in the top 20 nationally: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Psychology; and Elementary Education.
You have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the life of not just one student, but all your students—and that’s such an awesome opportunity. They’re going to go off in the world and be the next leaders and next doctors and teachers … and you helped shape their experiences.
The Neag School offers a rigorous Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) program in teacher education. It's designed to provide students with an optimum combination of experiences in which they can build content area knowledge; knowledge of teaching and learning; and the practical knowledge required to be a successful and effective teacher for all students. The program is a five-year, upper-division undergraduate program combined with a Master of Arts degree program.
Majors include Elementary Education (grades 1-6), Music Education (grades PK-12), Special Education (grades K-12), and Secondary Education (grades 7-12) in these subject areas: English, Math, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physics), Social Studies, and World Languages (French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish).
Graduates of the IB/M program receive a Bachelor of Science in education and a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction, or a Master of Arts in educational psychology (special education). The program begins with students completing at least two years of general education and subject area study prior to admission. Once admitted to the IB/M program, students generally complete two years of subject area major studies and professional education in teacher education leading to a Bachelor of Education. The undergraduate years are followed by one year of graduate-level professional education leading to a Master of Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Psychology. Completion of all program requirements results in the recommendation for certification as a teacher in Connecticut.
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Military veterans and certain members of the Connecticut Air/Army National Guard in good standing who meet certain criteria are eligible for tuition waivers at the University of Connecticut. Waivers cover only the costs of tuition for accredited programs at Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Visit veterans.uconn.edu for more information.
Student as Learner:
Student as Teacher:
Teacher as Leader:
Teaching competence is built across six semesters of progressively challenging clinical experiences focused on core teaching practices.
Analysis of and reflection on the interplay between student characteristics, teacher practices, and the broader issues and concerns of parents and society are essential in preparing educators to be decision makers, leaders and innovators for the twenty-first century.