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Bilingual Education

Fairfield's Master of Arts in Bilingual Education programs are designed for in-service teachers. The bilingual cross-endorsements prepare elementary and secondary teachers to teach grade-level academic curriculum in a language other than English.
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Classroom Technology Integration

This online certificate program was created to help educators of all backgrounds develop a foundational understanding of technology integration in the classroom and how to apply it effectively.
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Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed for experienced teachers, such as classroom teachers, school psychologists, math coaches, or reading interventionists, who have a desire to lead from within and across classrooms to transform education.
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Secondary Education

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department offers nationally accredited graduate programs for aspiring middle and high school teachers that are organized around the ideals of reflective inquiry and socially responsible professional practices.
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Educational Technology

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology enhances and transforms teaching through technology integration. Students will be trained as teachers, co-teachers, consultants in schools and organizations, and for professional development positions. Students can pursue the Master of Arts or the Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational Technology. Certified teachers can pursue the School Library Media Specialist CT State Cross Endorsement.
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Elementary Education

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department offers graduate programs for new and experienced teachers in Elementary Education organized around reflective inquiry and socially responsible professional practice. Students can pursue a Master of Arts (MA) or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS).
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Instructional Design

ϲʹ’s Master of Arts in Instructional Design is ideal for both working professionals and recent graduates who want to excel in the field of online learning.
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Certificate in Instructional Design

Explore instructional design for classroom or professional development/worker training programs. This certificate can be applied to the MA in Instructional Design.
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Queer and Trans Mental Health Certificate

ϲʹ offers a 9-credit certificate for mental health professionals to serve a diverse range of queer and trans youth and adults. Coursework includes an emphasis on the minority stress model to understand the impact of stigma on mental health, and ranges from analyzing health disparities to theoretical and evidenced-based approaches to treatment.
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School-Based Marriage & Family Therapy

The 7-course School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy program will prepare candidates to use their knowledge and training as marriage and family therapists to work within the public school systems in fulfillment of the certification requirements of the State Board of Education. certification.
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School Counseling

ϲʹ’s Master of Arts in School Counseling degree offers counseling courses under the guidance of faculty members who are nationally recognized in the field through their scholarship and active service in national, professional organizations. Students can pursue a 48-credit Master of Arts (MA) degree in school counseling or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) degree in school counseling.

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School Psychology

ϲʹ’s Master of Arts (MA) degree and Sixth Year Certificate (SYC) in School Psychology develop competencies in the areas of assessment, consultation, and direct intervention. During your time in the program, you will evolve as a professional through classroom experiences, faculty support, and opportunities to apply your growing knowledge and skills, in school and clinical agencies.

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Special Education

The Master of Arts in Special Education teaches professional instructors to apply specialized support to students with challenges through educational, social, cognitive, rehabilitative, and behavioral management approaches.
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Teaching & Foundations

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department offers programs for educational professionals who wish to deepen and expand their knowledge of teaching and learning in a socio-cultural context. Students may pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and Foundation or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS).
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

ϲʹoffers programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and bilingual education to prepare prospective and practicing teachers to educate K-12 students who are learning English as a second or additional language.
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Human Development Professions

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's degree offers counseling courses under the guidance of a nationally recognized faculty dedicated to your career endeavors. Students can pursue a 60-hour Master of Arts (MA) degree in clinical mental health counseling or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) degree in clinical mental health counseling.
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Family Studies

The Master of Arts in Family Studies is a non-clinical program within the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. Graduates of the program may enter a variety of non-clinical human services vocations and/or pursue further advanced degrees in human and family development.
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Integration of Spirituality & Religion

The 4-course Integration of Spirituality and Religion in Counseling program is based on the 14 competencies identified by the Association of Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.
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School-Based Marriage & Family Therapy

The 7-course School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy program will prepare candidates to use their knowledge and training as marriage and family therapists to work within the public school systems in fulfillment of the certification requirements of the State Board of Education. certification.
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Substance Use Counseling

The 5-course Substance Use Counseling program is based on competencies established by the Connecticut Certification Board for Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Completion of these courses is required in order to sit for the certification exam that leads to licensing as a licensed or certified alcohol/drug use counselor.
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Marriage & Family Therapy

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) educates candidates for careers as marriage and family therapists, and is fully accredited with the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The curriculum and clinical training focuses on preparing you to work with diverse populations who have experienced a broad range of problems.
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Queer and Trans Mental Health Certificate

ϲʹ offers a 9-credit certificate for mental health professionals to serve a diverse range of queer and trans youth and adults. Coursework includes an emphasis on the minority stress model to understand the impact of stigma on mental health, and ranges from analyzing health disparities to theoretical and evidenced-based approaches to treatment.
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Social Work (MSW)

The master of social work (MSW) at ϲʹ focuses on the promotion of social justice and social change on behalf of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
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School Counseling

ϲʹ’s Master of Arts in School Counseling degree offers counseling courses under the guidance of faculty members who are nationally recognized in the field through their scholarship and active service in national, professional organizations. Students can pursue a 48-credit Master of Arts (MA) degree in school counseling or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) degree in school counseling.

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School Psychology

ϲʹ’s Master of Arts (MA) degree and Sixth Year Certificate (SYC) in School Psychology develop competencies in the areas of assessment, consultation, and direct intervention. During your time in the program, you will evolve as a professional through classroom experiences, faculty support, and opportunities to apply your growing knowledge and skills, in school and clinical agencies.

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Accreditation

The School of Education and Human Development is accredited by the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) through December 2028. Formerly NCATE, CAEP is the sole accrediting body for educator preparation providers.

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