College of Education

Stephen Hegedus
DEAN
Davis 103
(203) 392-5900 – Fax (203) 392-5992
HegedusS1@SouthernCT.edu
Administrative Assistant: (203) 392-5900

Marie Nabbout-Cheiban
ASSOCIATE DEAN
Davis 103 B
NabboutM1@southernct.edu

The College of Education, accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, is a professional college whose mission is to develop outstanding educators and practitioners. Programs emphasize collaborating within and across diverse contexts, applying skills to impact learning and development, leading for excellence, and learning through inquiry, experience, and reflection. The faculty seek to prepare teachers grounded in practical and theoretical knowledge, who demonstrate the commitment, responsibility, and awareness that promote continuous improvement of the communities in which we all work and live. This mission is reflected in all components of the College's curriculum.

The College of Education is responsible for preparing teachers, school administrators, other school professionals, and community mental health counselors to work with individuals from PK to adulthood. The faculty maintain high standards of excellence in its programs, and seek to develop graduates committed to lifelong learning, intellectual honesty, personal integrity, and respect for the rights and freedoms of others.

The College of Education offers a variety of programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees that also prepare students for Connecticut teacher certification.  For students with a previous bachelor's degree, the College also offers post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs. For more information on the College of Education programs and requirements please visit:

Admission to Teacher Certification Programs
Academic Standards for Teacher Certification Programs
Full Listing of Programs and Degrees