The Department of Teacher Education


The Department of Teacher Education invites you to find out about the many programs we offer to students pursuing initial teaching certification and to teachers and other educators who wish to continue their study of education through advanced degrees.

All of our programs share a theme of "Preparing Professionals for Service in our Communities" through which candidates are prepared to be reflective and collaborative problem solvers who can facilitate diverse and inclusive learning communities.

Our Mission

The Mission of Teacher Education at CCSU is to prepare teachers who have the leadership capacity and knowledge base to develop positive and nurturing learning communities in classrooms that are diverse and inclusive. In addition, our mission includes preparing teachers who are able to contribute to the development of learning communities that exist outside of their classrooms; namely in schools, communities that surround schools, and the professional community of education. Teacher candidates, upon graduation from CCSU, will have:

  • Acquired the capacity to understand and use the knowledge base of teaching;
  • Developed a repertoire of best practice at their command;
  • Developed the ability to reflect and use critical judgment on their own teaching processes;
  • Nurtured the ability to contribute their leadership to efforts to improve education in a democratic society.