UB School of Education | Elementary Education

The most popular certification program in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers the courses and classroom experience you need to successfully teach in elementary classrooms.

As a student in the M.S. in Elementary Education program, you will gain extensive knowledge about teaching elementary subjects including literacy, mathematics, social studies, and science. UB also gives you the opportunity to put these skills to work through our tuition-paid internship or hands-on field experience.  We work with more than 60 districts throughout Connecticut and New York to provide you with practical experiences in a local school.

Advisers will assist you with your M.S. in Elementary Education class selection and the state teacher certification process

Learning Outcomes

The candidates will be able to:

  1. Plan lessons and units according to State guidelines
  2. Exhibit appropriate content knowledge of mathematics, language art, social studies and science commiserate with Praxis II Exam for elementary school teachers
  3. Demonstrate thorough background in concepts of reading and ability to teach reading and evaluate student performance in reading.
  4. Pass Praxis II exam for elementary school teachers
  5. Pass CT Reading Assessment exam
  6. Differentiate curriculum for various special needs students

Course Requirements

  • Nine credit hours in foundations of education coursework
    • differentiated instruction
    • educational psychology
    • special education
  • Twenty-four hours of professional education requirements
    • content subject areas
    • curriculum and methods of teaching
    • statutory state requirements
    • field experiences
  • Sixty-day (twelve-week) residency (student) teaching experience (six credit hours)

Certification Requirements

All students must complete the following undergraduate coursework to be eligible for entry into the Certification Track option:
  • English
  • Math (College Algebra, Pre-Calculus or higher)
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
  • Fine Arts or World Language
  • Lifespan Development
  • U.S. History (survey course covering at least 50 years)

Fieldwork

You have the option to complete the program through a tuition-paid internship or as a traditional student.  Both will provide you hands-on experience in the classroom.
Interns will:

  • Work closely with faculty and staff at your participating school
  • Act as a substitute teacher
  • Assist in school projects
  • Mentor small groups of students

In return, your cooperating school will fund 33 credits of your tuition.

Traditional students will:
  • Complete fieldwork in a school of your choice
  • Be a classroom observer
  • Assist a teacher
  • Participate in instructional related activity

Resident Teaching

The Resident Teaching experience is a full 60 days of teaching in a school under the direction of a trained Cooperating Teacher. The arrangement for the placements is made through the School of Education and are also supervised by University staff.
If you already have a Master’s degree in any subject, you can complete the program as a Sixth Year candidate.

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Mar
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School of Education Information Session (Stamford) @ UB's Stamford Center, Building No. 5
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in the School of Education are welcome to join us at our Stamford location for information regarding the application process and program details.

Those interested in initial teacher certification will benefit from joining this session!

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School of Education Information Session (Waterbury) @ UB's Waterbury Center
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in the School of Education are welcome to join us at our Waterbury location for information regarding the application process and program details.

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Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

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Faculty Research Day @ Schelfhaudt Gallery and Littlefield Recital Hall
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join members of the UB community for 2017 UB Faculty Research Day!

Attend this premiere academic event to learn about the diverse array of research undertaken by faculty and assisted by students. Poster presentations will begin the day, followed by a keynote address, “Beyond the Scholarship of Discovery–Opportunities for Academic Research,” delivered by featured speaker Donald H. Sebastian, Ph.D. Further discussion and awards will round out the afternoon.

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9 – 11:15 a.m. Schelfhaudt Gallery Coffee and Poster Presentations
11:30 – 12:30 a.m. Littlefield Recital Hall Keynote Address
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Littlefield Recital Hall Multiple Rooms
1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Littlefield Recital Hall Seed Money Grant Awardees Symposium
4 p.m. Schelfhaudt Gallery Wine and Cheese Reception and Awards

 

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