West Building: 3rd Floor, Section E
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825
Our Five-Year Program is available to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a professional career in teaching. This innovative program offers a Bachelors degree in an academic major, initial teaching certification, and a Masters degree. The Five-year program includes a school-based experience where students will gain valuable knowledge and build professional relationships.
The school-based experience has been characterized as a year-long interview and has led to Connecticut teaching jobs for our candidates for over 25 years.
Candidates may apply for admission to the Five-Year Program by November 1st of their Sophomore year. They will take seven courses that can be applied toward initial teacher certification during junior and senior year. These courses include field experiences where students meet for class at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton, Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport and Jane Ryan Elementary School in Trumbull. During their fifth year, they will complete the initial certification requirements, along with the requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Also during the fifth year, candidates will serve as teacher assistants in public schools for a full school year. Participation in the school-based experience will cover the tuition of 30 graduate credits!
The school-based experience participant will discuss his/her role in the school during the application interview and will provide instructional assistance under the support 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
Partnership with Code.org Brings Coding to K-12 Students
November 2, 2018
Sacred Heart University has become the official partner of Code.org in Connecticut, joining a nationwide network that supports efforts to expand access to computer science in K-12 schools. Code.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding computer science access to younger students and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Its vision is to ensure that every student has the chance to learn computer science, just like they do biology, chemistry or algebra, according to its website. The organization provides curriculum for K-12 computer science in school districts across the nation.
Education and Health Systems in Russia, Uganda and Vietnam
October 29, 2018
The Global Education & Health Lecture Series presents Education and Health Systems in Russia, Uganda and Vietnam on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 7:30-9 p.m. (reception at 7 p.m.) in the Schine Auditorium - 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Guest speakers will include: Daria Artemeva, M.D., a neurologist from Kazan State Medical University, Russia; Duong Duy Khoa, M.D., a physician at Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam; Emmanuel Dennis Morgan, M.D., a resident pathologist at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda; Nguyen Thanh Nam, M.D., a pulmonologist at Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam.The event is free, but registration is required.
Sacred Heart Faculty Institute Welcomes AI Experts
October 12, 2018
As far as we know, there were no humanoids amid the full house of educators who gathered October 9 at Sacred Heart University for a discussion on “Artificial Intelligence—Applications and Implications.” Rupendra Paliwal, SHU’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Cenk Erdil, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, moderated the session. It featured five leading experts from the AI field: Jerry Smith, vice president of data sciences and AI strategy at Cognizant; Kathy McGroddy-Goetz, head of strategic partnerships at Medidata Solutions; Lin Zhou, master inventor and program director of Education Innovation at IBM Watson Education; Emily Reid, principal of E.E. Reid Consulting, LLC; and Hugh Seaton, CEO, Aquinas Learning, Inc.