Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: November 1st of the candidate’s sophomore year

All application materials listed below must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions to be eligible for an interview and to take Education courses!

  • Complete the online Graduate Application

  • Submit an essay (1-2 pages) discussing a recent experience interacting with children and/or youth and how this experience relates to your expectations for a teaching career.

  • Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities previously attended.
    Sacred Heart University students  may authorize the Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain their official SHU transcripts on their behalf. An authorization form ‌‌can be printed and emailed or faxed to the Office of Graduate Admissions. 
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills score report - Effective July 1, 2016 a satisfactory score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills exam is no longer required for admission to teacher education programs. Each person's results shall be used as a diagnostic tool for the purposes of providing any necessary remedial instruction to such person while enrolled in a teacher education program.‌
  • Meet with a faculty advisor in the Education Department to develop a preliminary plan of study for completion of the program. This meeting will be conducted in a group setting.  Applicants will be invited to attend meetings as they are scheduled.

Students applying to the Isabelle Farrington College of Education 5 Year Program must meet the State of Connecticut required 2.67 undergraduate cumulative GPA to be considered for admission. 

Application materials should be uploaded to the application portal or:

Submitted via mail, email or fax to:

Kathleen Farmer
Office of Graduate Admissions
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Tel: 203-365-7642

Hand delivered directly to:

Kathleen Farmer
Office of Graduate Admissions
West Campus - W3L307
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828