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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m.. The University will close at 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Classes starting at 2:30 p.m. or later today will not meet. All day and evening classes tomorrow are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and the Mortensen Library will be closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities after 2 p.m. today and all day tomorrow are canceled.


Master of Education in Early Childhood (MEd)

If you are interested in working with young children in public and private schools, childcare centers, or other community programs but you did not pursue a teaching degree in your undergraduate study, then our Master of Education in Early Childhood is right for you. Student Early Educator reading

The program focuses on an inclusion model. Students are prepared to work with families, provide for the integration of children and services, and collaborate with other professionals. 

Classes typically meet one evening per week, with a day commitment later in the program as students participate in a pre-kindergarten placement and a second placement in either the birth-to-age-3 or pre-K-to-grade-3 setting. 

Students may choose several pathways towards their degree, typically pursuing the master's degree in education leading to certification. However, students may be interested in a  master's degree in education without certification. Montessori teachers and those currently enrolled in the Montessori Training Center of New England may also complete a Master of Education in Early Education with a Montessori concentration.

Accreditation and State of Connecticut Certification Certification programs in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, including our graduate program in Early Childhood Education, are approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the State of Connecticut Department of Education. Pass rate on the Educational Testing Service's Praxis II exam, which is utilized for certification of teachers in Connecticut, is 100 percent.

January 13: Attend our next university-wide graduate open house and orientation sesssion for master's programs in education.