Secondary Education

Watch Your Future Add Up To More

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) offers nationally accredited graduate programs for aspiring middle and high school teachers that are organized around the ideals of reflective inquiry and socially responsible professional practices. The Master of Arts in Secondary Education with initial 7-12 certification prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed for initial teaching licensure in one of five secondary subject areas: English, math, science (biology, chemistry, physics or general science), social studies/history and world languages (French, German, Latin or Spanish).

For each program, you'll learn within an inclusive environment of faculty, community members and leaders, and experienced, aspiring classroom teachers - providing you a strong foundation on which to help adolescents reach their full potential.

Program Information


Dr. Stephanie Burrell Storms
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Ed. D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Patricia Calderwood
Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
B.S., Fordham University
M.S.Ed., Lehman College, City University of New York
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Anne Campbell
Associate Dean
Associate Professor of TESOL & Bilingual Education
B.A., University of New Hampshire
M.Ed., University of Hartford
Ph.D., University of Florida

Dr. Ryan Colwell
Assistant Professor of Childhood Education
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Dr. Bryan Crandall
Assistant Professor of English and Director, Connecticut Writing Project
B.A., Binghamton University
M.A.T., M.S., University of Louisville
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Dr. Wendy Kohli
Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation
B.S., M.S., State University of New York, Cortland
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Dr. Emily Smith
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.A., Swarthmore College
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Dr. Barbara Welles-Nystrom
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Ed.M., Harvard University
Ed.D., Harvard University