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Fairfield University's School of Education and Human Development offers a nationally accredited education that is as affordable as it is effective. Utilizing engaging classrooms, specialized programs, accommodating schedules, and a variety of field experiences, we provide you with the training to achieve your career endeavors.

CAEP Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The School of Education and Human Development is accredited by the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) through December 2028. Formerly NCATE, CAEP is the sole accrediting body for educator preparation providers.

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Course Descriptions & Catalog

Registration for Summer 2024 courses begins on February 1, 2024 for all students. Use the drop-down arrow to select Summer 2024 term in the Browse Classes box. Then select Continue and enter the subject in the Subject box and select Search.

Summer 2024 courses begin on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Instructions for using the Class Schedule Search Tool:

  1. Navigate to the Class Schedule Search Tool by using the link above
  2. Click on “Browse Classes.”
  3. Select the term for which you would like to search for classes and click Continue.
  4. Enter one or more search criteria and click Search to find classes.
    • Counseling
    • Education
    • Educational Technology
    • Educational Leadership
    • Marriage & Family Therapy
    • Psychology
    • Reading & Language Development
    • Social Work
    • Special Education
    • TESOL & Bilingual Education
  5. Click on the course title to view detailed information, including textbooks, course description, and more.

Interested in starting as a non-matriculated student? 

Find out how easy it is.

Our Non-Matriculated Status option provides a wonderful opportunity for qualified students to explore degree options and to confirm personal goals and readiness for graduate study. Qualifications considered include a Bachelor's degree (required) and other qualifications related to your preparedness for graduate-level studies in the field of interest to you.

Below is a list of courses available to non-matriculated students.


COUN 5446 Spirituality and Counseling

COUN 5447 Lifespan Human Development

COUN 5350 Introduction to Substance and Process Addictions

COUN 5501 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

COUN 6525 Spirituality and Wellness

COUN 5553 Counseling Relationships and Skills


EDUC 5405 Contexts of Education in the Primary Grades

EDUC 5429 Philosophical Foundations of Education

EDUC 5441 Teaching & Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education

EDUC 5455 The Literate Learner: Developmental Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools, Grades 5-12

EDUC 6512 Contemporary Schooling in Society

EDUC 6522 Learning and the Child's Experience


EDUC 5410 Literature for Young Adults

EDUC 5411 Teaching Writing in the 3-12 Classroom

EDUC 5417 Teaching & Learning Grammar

Marriage & Family Therapy

MFTH 5433 Social Justice and Diversity in Professional Practice

MFTH 5447 Lifespan Human Development

MFTH 5465 Introduction to Substance Abuse & Addictions

MFTH 5525 Divorce, Single-Parenting & Remarriage

MFTH 5550 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

Educational Technology

EDTC 5400 Introduction to Educational Technology

EDTC 5406 Introduction to Reference

EDTC 5409 The Literate Environment: P-12 Literature and Reading

EDTC 5463 Methods for School Library Media

EDTC 5469 Establishing Worldwide Learning Communities through Technology

EDTC 6546 Integrating Arts and Technology in K12 Teaching & Learning


PSYG 5430 Foundations of Ethical, Legal, and Professional Practice

PSYG 5434 Multicultural Issues in School Psychology (Fall)


PSYG 5446 Advanced Foundations of Development and Learning: From Theory to Practice (Fall)

PSYG 5448 Foundations in Equity Based MTSS (Fall)

PSYG 6537 Psychoeducational Assessment I: Behavioral Approaches (Spring)

Remedial Reading

RLDV 5486 Developmental Literacy I

RLDV 5487 Developmental Literacy II

RLDV 5488 Content Literacy

Special Education

SPED 5401 Augmentative Alternative Communication And Assistive Technologies

SPED 5403 Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education

SPED 5411 Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

SPED 5417 Introduction to Children and Youth with Social and Emotional Disturbances

SPED 5487 Developmental and Remedial Reading

SPED 5410 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories and Interventions

TESOL & Bilingual Education

TSLA 5420 Linguistic Foundations of English Acquisition

TSLA 5423 Foundations of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

TSLA 5436 TESOL Methods and Materials Development

TSLA 5441 Teaching & Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education

TSLA 5467 Language Acquisition

TSLA 5477 Culture and Second-Language Acquisition

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Workshops & Events

Fairfield University's School of Education and Human Development offers several workshops and special, intensive classes in Counselor Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, and Special Education throughout the year.

Administration & Faculty

Our caring and committed faculty offer a rigorous course of study, with a broad range of courses that integrate critical reflection, extensive field experience, and the most current research in the field.

Alumni & Students

Fairfield encourages staying connected and taking advantage of the many benefits and services the University extends to connect its students and alumni. These include the Alumni Online Community, Academic Advising, career planning expertise, honor societies, connections to professional organizations and internships. Stay updated with the School of Education and Human Development Newsletter!

The Koslow Center

The Kathryn P. Koslow Center for Marriage and Family Therapy, made possible through a generous gift, is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest in technology to provide students with superior clinical training.

Community Engagement

Through the formation of University-community partnerships, the School of Education and Human Development is working to deepen its relationship with local schools and agencies in ways that are mutually beneficial, sustainable, and facilitate transformational growth for all constituents.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a leadership group that promotes the mission of the School, advises on strategic planning and programmatic initiatives, assists in fundraising, and fosters outreach and communication with professional and community constituencies.

Early Learning Center

The Fairfield University Early Learning Center is designed to provide quality daycare services at a reasonable cost. The Center also serves as a resource for the study of early childhood development in the School of Education and Human Development and the School of Nursing.

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Contact Us

Office of Graduate Admission

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4184

Office of the Dean

School of Education and Human Development
Canisius Hall, Room 102
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
(203) 254-4250
Fax: (203) 254-4241

Office Hours

Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon

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