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Educator Free Professional Development
Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning
The Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning at SCSU was established in 2021 to support educational innovation through research, professional development, policy work, and systemic reform initiatives through collaborations both within and outside of the university. Among the Center's flagship programs is the Colloquium Series, first presented in 2021. We work collaboratively to develop the program, inviting experts in their fields from outside the university to address current topics in education innovation. Visit our Colloquium Series page and Events page to learn about our upcoming and past programs.
Institute for Real World Education and Curriculum Advancement (IRWECA)
The Institute for Real World Education and Curriculum Advancement (IRWECA) is a partnership between the Office of Research and Innovation at SCSU and the Connecticut State Department of Education. The goals are: 1) increase educator awareness of academic and career opportunities in STEM and Manufacturing AND 2) support educators’ development and implementation of new teaching and learning aligned with the needs of those companies IRWECA has 2 components: 1) summer industry experience AND 2) supports for education teams during the academic year
For-Credit Certificate Programs
Choose from a variety of credit-level certificate programs. Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU.
Graduate Certificate Programs
Reading, Sixth Year Certificate (Hybrid)
With the skills gained in a bilingual educator program, candidates can teach students who are learning English as a second language and offer more personalized instruction than a teacher who only speaks English.
If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries for the bilingual education teachers, check out My Next Move.
For Credit Certificate Program
Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU.
Bilingual Extension Program, Graduate Certificate
The Bilingual Extension program is a 12-credit certificate for individuals who are certified to teach and wish to teach English Language Learners (ELLs) in a bilingual setting.