SHU Announces Plans to Launch Doctorate of Education Program
September 6, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University is planning to launch a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) program that will also culminate in a Connecticut 093 certification for school superintendent. The two-and-a-half year program—expected to launch for the fall 2014 semester—is interdisciplinary, a collaboration between SHU’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education and the John F. Welch College of Business.
SHU to Partner with Bridgeport Schools for Internship Program
June 18, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has been offering an internship program for students in the Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University for about 27 years, and that program is about to expand. “The original internship started as a grant program in which a local school district allows graduate candidates to come in and provide instructional services to the school district that year,” said Lois Libby, professor of Education at Sacred Heart. Libby developed and administers the graduate internship program, which generally enrolls and places 200 interns in school districts in southwestern Connecticut. “Ten weeks of the year, a graduate student is student teaching. By the end, they have a year’s experience in teaching and we call it a year-long interview,” said Libby. At the end of the year, the students are certified in their area of specialty—either secondary or elementary education.”
The Center for Urban Policy & Action Holds Symposium on Student Achievement and the Health-Education Connection
June 13, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Center for Urban Policy and Action (CUPA) recently held a day-long symposium on “Student Achievement and the Health-Wellness-Education Connection.” The event, organized by Edward Hendricks, CUPA’s director and an education professor at the university, featured keynote speaker Charles Basch, the Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education at Teachers College of Columbia University. The event attracted government officials, non-profit agency directors, educators, parent organizations, SHU faculty and others.