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Our Mission

We are a passionate educational community committed to excellence, impact and continuous improvement through life-long learning in our local and global society.

Friends were something I definitely expected to make at SCSU, but family was a pleasent surprise. Southern has done so much to support me and my educational endeavors; I really couldn't imagine what my life would have been like had I gone anywhere else.

Jessica Meyers, Elementary Education Program

Becoming a secondary mathematics teacher at SCSU has provided me with an unparalleled experience. I can take comfort in the fact that SCSU has given me a strong foundation for my pedagogical career.

Alexander Audet, Secondary Education Education Program

Earning a Doctorate Degree has been a professional goal of mine for many years. The Ed.D Program offered at SCSU in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies has afforded me the opportunity to achieve my goal.

Carla Armistead, Ed.D in Educational Leadership

Our Programs

As an  Educational Preparation Provider (EPP)  we offer more than 30 degree programs that serve over 2,000 full- and part-time students at the undergraduate, master's, sixth year, and doctoral levels of study. The SOE prepares the largest number of education graduates in the state of Connecticut.

The EPP, which is administered by the School of Education, is approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  The Certification or Licensure programs offered by the Professional Education Unit have been approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education and have additionally been nationally recognized or accredited by their respective national association.

Stephen Hegedus

Dr. Stephen Hegedus
Dean of the School of Education
(203) 392-5900


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