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Secondary Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, CT,
This program is designed to prepare entry-level professionals to teach in secondary classrooms. The program leads to certification in grades 7 through 12. Teacher candidates may select and be certified to teach in the following major areas: Biology, English, Earth Science, History and Social studies, other social science majors with selected coursework, and Mathematics.


The mission of the Education Department at Eastern Connecticut State University is twofold: 

1) To prepare reflective, responsive professional educators with evidence-based teaching skills and strategies to support students in their learning and development in a global community, and 

2) to advocate for best practices for all students in diverse educational environments.

The Education Department prepares graduates for teaching positions in a variety of educational settings, from early childhood through elementary and secondary education through undergraduate and graduate certification programs. 

Candidates gain competence and skills in pedagogy; academic content areas; educational technology; and knowledge integration, while also demonstrating how to create learning environments that support student diversity. Professionalism and alignment with institutional, state, and national standards are also emphasized in the program. Faculty members also offer a wide variety of on-campus and online graduate courses and programs for teachers to further develop their knowledge and teaching ability.


Eastern’s teacher preparation program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits

    You must carry a minimum of 12 credits per semester to be considered a full-time student. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Intro to English Studies
  • Intro to Writing Literary Criticism
  • Intro to Writing Studies
  • Literary Analysis
  • Survey of American Literature
  • Adolescent Literature
  • History/Development of English
  • Modern American Grammar
  • Ecology and the Environment
  • Environmental Science and Society
  • Water and Society
  • Global Climate Change
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Political Economy of Social Issues
  • Principles of Macroenomics
  • Intro to Geography
  • Modern World History
  • History of Latin America
  • History of East Asia
  • African History
  • Early Am. History
  • Recent Am. History
  • Great Issues: Survey of U.S. History

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

All Education teacher candidates must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Students may not enroll in professional preparation courses until after admission to the program.

The Department of Education has established a committee of faculty members, the Committee on Admission and Retention in Education (CARE), which is responsible for this admission process. This committee also monitors student progress after admission.

Students interested in teacher preparation programs must apply to CARE at least one semester prior to enrolling in professional preparation courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11804 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5459 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5459 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Students from the New England states (NERSP): $ 6,559/ semester.

Living costs for Windham

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The mission of Eastern’s Financial Aid Office is to provide all current and prospective Eastern students with the necessary financial aid information, guidance, and timely monetary assistance to support them in their pursuit of a college education.

The Financial Aid Office at Eastern Connecticut State University assists students and parents who might not otherwise be able to afford the student’s educational expenses.

International students who are admitted to Eastern Connecticut State University are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship that ranged from $6,000-$9,000 per year.

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