101 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
The Five Year Program offered at the Isabelle Farrington College of Education is a program for Sacred Heart undergraduates. Candidates apply for admission to the education program during their sophomore year, take seven courses toward initial teacher certification during Junior/Senior year in addition to their major courses. During their fifth year, they will complete the initial certification requirements, along with the requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Also during the fifth year, candidates will serve as interns in public schools for a full school year. Participation in the internship will cover the cost of tuition for 33 graduate credits!
Intern Role in the School: The intern candidate will discuss his/her role in the school in the application interview and will comprise instructional assistance under the aegis of a school administrator for such tasks as:
- Substitute teaching
- Grade level assistance
- guiding small instructional groups
- chaperoning field trips
- leading school projects based on personal talents and expertise
- conducting remediation lessons as recommended in learning plans
The internship has been characterized as a year long interview and has led to Connecticut teaching jobs for our candidates for over 25 years.