Welcome from the Dean

Education is noble work and has been described as the parent profession of all other occupations. Indeed, teachers serve as the strongest pillar of our society. Welcome to Sacred Heart University! The faculty and staff of the Isabelle Farrington College of Education (FCE) are deeply committed to preparing highly qualified, professional educators who, upon graduation, will make deep and meaningful contributions to their communities and to society. We offer programs in teacher preparation, literacy, school and district leadership. Our faculty are teacher-scholars who will challenge and support your growth at every step of your journey with us. Professional educators from our partner schools and districts will provide you real world opportunities to grow via strong mentoring and rewarding clinical experiences. Helpful and responsive staff, along with your fellow students, will provide you with timely support and helpful comradery.

At either SHU’s main Fairfield campus or the Griswold site we provide educational opportunities to meet the needs of individuals interested in careers in professional education. Regardless if you are an aspirant teacher or a returning educator interested in literacy or building and district leadership, the FCE is the place that can best enable you to reach your professional goals. The entire FCE community is eager to partner with you to develop your calling as a professional educator. We look forward to working with you!

Michael P. AlfanoMichael P. Alfano, Ph.D.
Dean