Career & Professional Opportunities

Candidates who complete their certification satisfactorily have excellent prospects of beginning positions in teaching. They are helped by Fairfield University's reputation for teacher preparation, broad faculty contacts with the profession, and large number of alumni who are established in school systems throughout Connecticut and nearby states.

Thus, graduates of Fairfield University's Secondary Education programs are highly-competitive applicants for teaching positions in middle and secondary classrooms. English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language candidates have very successful experiences at the annual Fairfield County Job Fair, where local school districts are eager to interview Fairfield University graduates.

Candidates earning their certification in Connecticut can easily earn equivalent licenses in 39 other states as part of the Connecticut NASDTEC Interstate Contract. Visit the CT State Department of Education for more details about transferring a Connecticut license to another state.

Learn more about how the University's Career Planning Center can support your post-graduate goals, and how Fairfield's tight-knit alumni network can build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.