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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.
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.
School of Education and Human Development News
William King MA’15 Receives Inspiration Award for Outstanding Teaching
One humble beginning. It all begins with one shared experienced and one humble beginning.
Need for TESOL and Bilingual Educators Is Greater Than Ever
Diversity Lecture With Zeus Leonardo, PhD, March 9
Growing Valuable Community Partnerships
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Course Descriptions & Catalog
Registration for Summer 2023 courses begins on February 8, 2023 for all students. Use the drop down arrow to select Summer 2023 term in the Browse Classes box. Then select Continue and enter the subject in the Subject box and select Search.
Summer 2023 courses begin on May 22, 2023.
Instructions for using the Class Schedule Search Tool:
- Navigate to the Class Schedule Search Tool by using the link above
- Click on “Browse Classes.”
- Select the term for which you would like to search for classes and click Continue.
- Enter one or more search criteria and click Search to find classes.
- Educational Technology
- Educational Leadership
- Marriage & Family Therapy
- Reading & Language Development
- Social Work
- Special Education
- TESOL & Bilingual Education
- Click on the course title to view detailed information, including textbooks, course description, and more.
Interested in starting as a non-matriculated student?
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
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)
RLDV 5486 Developmental Literacy I
RLDV 5487 Developmental Literacy II
RLDV 5488 Content Literacy
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
Office of Graduate Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Office of the Dean
School of Education and Human Development
Canisius Hall, Room 102
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Fax: (203) 254-4241
Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon