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.
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.
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.
Grants are determined during Financial Aid process
Student Loans eligibility determined during Financial Aid process
Teachers working in Early Childhood Education or in Public Education will be eligible for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Work Study eligibility determined during Financial Aid process
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
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
- Two or more races