Teacher Education

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut offers several avenues leading to teacher certification.Explore All Neag School Programs by Area of Interest

The Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) Program is a five-year, upper-division undergraduate program combined with a Master of Arts degree program. 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 Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) is a full-time, one-year intensive master’s program that prepares college graduates to teach in a certification area. TCPCG is offered at UConn’s regional campuses in Avery Point, Greater Hartford, and Waterbury.

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report's national rankings for specialty programs in the Special Education category include the Neag School’s program in this area, tied at No. 13.

Alum James Wendt in his school classroom.

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Check out our “Why I Teach” series, a set of video vignettes featuring alumni from Neag School programs who have gone on to serve as educators.

Teacher Education Programs

Integrated Bachelor’s/ Master’s (IB/M) Program

  • Comprehensive Special Education (gr. K-12)
  • Elementary Education (gr. 1-6)
  • Music Education (gr. PK-12)
  • Secondary Education (gr. 7-12)
    • English
    • History/Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • World Languages

See also: Neag School 2020 Virtual Open House Presentation

Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG)

  • Agriculture Education (gr. K-12)
  • Comprehensive Special Education (gr. K-12)
  • Secondary Education (gr. 7-12)
    • English
    • History/Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • World Languages

     

Leadership, Equity, & Diversity (LEAD) Special Program in Education

The LEAD (Leadership, Equity and Diversity) Program in the Neag School of Education links two years of pre-requisite and general education coursework with three years of professional education resulting in two degrees: a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Psychology. Check out a PDF outlining program highlights.