Department of Education
All of us can remember a favorite teacher who made a major impact on our lives. If you want to be a passionate, inspiring teacher for your students, our education programs will give you a great foundation for a rewarding career.
Our education programs prepare confident, versatile, creative teachers prepared to work in a variety of settings. Our alumni are employed in early childhood centers, public and private schools, higher education institutions, and at the highest levels of education administration.
With job growth for kindergarten and elementary school teachers expected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031, the demand for teachers will remain strong.
- Early Childhood Education (BS)
- Elementary Education (BS)
- Integrated Elementary and Special Education (BS)
- Montessori Concentration (BA)
- Early Childhood Education (MEd)
- Special Education (MEd)
- Montessori Concentration (MEd)
- Educational Leadership (EdD)
- Certificate in Teaching for Social Justice in Higher Education
These programs are offered in partnership with other University of Hartford schools and colleges:
Integrated Elementary/Special Education, '18, M'20
I've felt confident and comfortable in the classroom from my very first day as a certified educator because of the amazing support and experiences provided to me at the University of Hartford, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels."
The UHart Difference
Real-world learning begins right away - you'll have supervised classroom experience beginning in your first semester.
With five schools on campus or within walking distance, we have multiple opportunities for teacher training right in our backyard.
We offer practice interviews, panel discussions with school principals, resume writing assistance, and professional development events to help with your job search.
From Classroom to Career
Through clinical experiences at 60+ partner schools throughout the state, you’ll gain the skills and training to become confident leading a classroom. Fieldwork, practica and student teaching experiences take place throughout your program.
We arrange practice interviews, panel discussions with school principals and alumni, résumé writing assistance, and professional development events to help with your job search.
Principals, assistant principals, and teachers from our partner schools also meet with us regularly to help shape our clinical experiences and curriculum, ensuring they are meaningful and relevant in the changing landscape of education.