101 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
Isabelle Farrington College of Education
Sacred Heart University offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching for those who are certified public school teachers in Connecticut. Designed for the classroom teacher, the MAT builds skills in the areas such as classroom instruction, curriculum development, and classroom management. This MAT program is offered in Fairfield, CT.
Concentrations are available in the areas of:
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education
- Educational Technology
- Literacy and Professional Enrichment
The Graduate Teacher Internship is available to candidates pursuing the MAT. Full participation in the internship program entitles the candidate to 33 credits of graduate tuition. Candidates who hold teaching certificates must meet with an advisor to develop a plan of study and can apply immediately for a one year internship in either the fall or spring semester. Once candidates are accepted into the MAT program, they are required to sign a promissory note in which they agree to complete an internship which entitles them to 33 credits of tuition. They are subject to tuition bills for any credits required after completion of the initial 33 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.