Welcome to the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. I encourage you to explore our virtual home to find out more about the College and our fine programs in teacher certification, educational leadership, literacy instruction, and educational technology. Our teacher certification programs attract college graduates from the tri-state area. They feature internships in area schools that provide real-world experience and defray the cost of tuition. For Sacred Heart University undergraduates, we offer a five-year program that includes a bachelor’s degree, teacher certification, and a master’s degree in teaching. Our advanced programs in educational administration and literacy offer field-based learning opportunities and convenient scheduling. Our educational leadership program is the top preparer of educational administrators in the state; we have an outstanding pass rate on the Connecticut Administrator Test and our graduates are in high demand.
Long recognized as a leader in education, today the NCATE accredited Farrington College of Education addresses many critical needs in our nation’s schools. Our engaged and knowledgeable faculty members help educators across the state hone their skills teaching mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies to a remarkably diverse student population. Our five-year students and our graduate interns have a strong presence in the Bridgeport Public Schools, where they offer assistance with tutoring, group instruction, and enrichment activities. In the parochial schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport we provide pertinent and up-to-date professional development as teachers prepare for state certification. Our professors are leaders in the creation of new schools such as the Discovery Magnet School, which provides cutting-edge science curriculum to students from Bridgeport and the surrounding suburbs.
These are just a few of our exciting initiatives. Our students achieve success as valued members of the education community in Connecticut and surrounding states. Join us as we prepare the next generation of educators!
James “Jim” Carl, Ph.D.
Dean, Isabelle Farrington College of Education