Western Connecticut State University
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Western Connecticut State University changes lives by providing all students with a high-quality education that fosters their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals and leaders in a global society. Western Connecticut State University, founded in 1903, is located in Danbury, a major city in Fairfield County in foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, 65 miles north of Manhattan and 50 miles west of Hartford. WestConn’s rural 364-acre Westside campus complements its 34-acre, 15-building Midtown campus in the heart of downtown Danbury. Constant planning, evaluation and improvement of programs and curriculum sharpen Western’s “edge of excellence” and keep it responsive to the progressive community it serves.

  • College or University
  • Danbury, CT
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Many people have given me help and guidance over my years here, to the point where I feel like I have a team of people behind me, supporting me, rather than a single mentor.

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Western Connecticut State University
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Master’s & certification
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Bachelor's & cert.
Elementary or Secondary Education
Master’s & cert.
MAT in Secondary Education/TESOL
Bachelor’s & certification
Master’s & certification
Bachelor’s & certification
Elementary or Secondary Education
48 months
Program Duration
Program duration can vary based on the number of courses taken per semester, summer semester enrollment, as well as other factors
Program Format
Combination of in-person and online courses.
Program Info

The Education Department at WCSU seeks to prepare innovative and creative teachers and leaders to join us in our work to improve K-12 education in the state and region.

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Tuition & Fees
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
Students at Western Connecticut State University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Western Connecticut State University to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Grants are determined during Financial Aid process

Student Loans, Payroll Deduction

Student Loans eligibility determined during Financial Aid process

Loan Forgiveness

Teachers working in Early Childhood Education or in Public Education will be eligible for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work Study eligibility determined during Financial Aid process

For more information visit: Financial Aid Office
Provides information on the types of credentials one can gain by becoming certified to teach through this specific program of interest.
Biology, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Earth Science, Grades 9-12
Elementary, Grades 1-6
English, Grades 7-12
General Science, Grades 7-12
Health, Grades Pre-K-12
History & Social Studies, Grades 7-12
Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Music, Grades Pre-K-12
Spanish, Grades 7-12

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

The Elementary and Secondary Education programs include 8 semesters of coursework and fieldwork.

    Total Enrollment
    Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
    Entry GPA Med
    Program Completers
    Acceptance Rate
    • Male
    • Female
    • 33%
    • 67%
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Black
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
    • White
    • Two or more races
    • 0%
    • 3%
    • 4%
    • 15%
    • 0%
    • 75%
    • 2%
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