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Welcome. University of Bridgeport Graduate School of Education and Human Resources. History of the University. Founded in 1927  J unior College of CT Chartered 1947  University of Bridgeport First Master’s degree  1951 Doctoral Program  1979. The University and the Community.

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welcome

Welcome

University of Bridgeport

Graduate School of Educationand Human Resources

history of the university
History of the University
  • Founded in 1927  Junior College of CT
  • Chartered 1947  University of Bridgeport
  • First Master’s degree  1951
  • Doctoral Program  1979
the university and the community
The University and the Community
  • Beautiful campus overlooking Long Island Sound
  • Chartered as a non-sectarian institution
  • 45 undergraduate majors
  • 17 graduate programs
  • 300 full-time and part-time professors
  • International University
    • Students come from 42 states and 80 countries
school of education conceptual framework
TO PREPARE PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED AND PASSIONATE EDUCATORS WHO ARE:

knowledgeable in subject matter content

skillful in creating meaningful learning environments

sensitive to the developmental needs of a diverse student population

School of Education Conceptual Framework
teaching today
Teaching Today
  • Good job prospects across country
  • Shortage Areas
  • Interstate Compact
increasing student population
Increasing Student Population
  • Enrollments
    • Current (52.7 million)
    • Next 10 years (58.3 million)
  • Teacher shortage
    • 10 million new teachers in next ten years
connecticut supply and demand
Connecticut Supply and Demand
  • 48,750 in teaching force
  • 40% age 50 or older
  • 1500 teachers retire each year mean age of 60, with 30 yrs teaching experience
  • To maintain current levels will need 19,500 new teachers over next ten years
salary scale

Year

BA

MS

6TH

7TH/Ed.D.

1

$30,613

$34,103

$37,600

$41,125

2

32,309

35,837

39,364

42,886

3

34,075

37,600

41,125

44,649

4

35,839

39,363

42,885

46,413

5

37,600

41,125

44,649

48,174

6

39,364

42,886

46,413

49,938

7

41,125

44,649

48,174

51,701

8

42,885

46,412

49,938

53,462

9

44,649

48,174

51,701

55,223

10

46,412

49,937

53,462

56,986

11

48,174

51,701

55,223

58,749

12

49,937

53,462

56,985

60,511

13

52,218

55,223

58,749

62,276

14

56,986

60,510

64,036

15

59,337

62,276

65,798

16

64,677

68,236

Salary Scale
handouts
Handouts
  • Graduate School Application
  • Internship Application
  • Teacher Certification Application
  • Registration Card
the internship program
The Internship Program
  • Started in 1981
  • Over 65 participating school districts
  • Connecticut and Putnam/Westchester Counties in New York
  • Currently over 240 interns
program highlights
Program Highlights
  • Full time
  • Internship  180 days
  • Assignments
    • Short term subbing
    • Tutoring small groups
    • Teacher aide/assistant
  • Receive a Master’s degree
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TAUGHT IN CLASS

PUT INTO PRACTICE

SCHOOL AND

CLASSROOM

EXPERIENCE

STATE-OF-THE ART

TEACHER EDUCATION

PROGRAM

ONE YEAR

ACCELERATED

AND

CONVENIENT

INTERNSHIP

AND

CLASSES NEAR HOME

What it Means to You

Features

intern support system
Intern Support System
  • Director of the Internship program
  • Internship program staff
  • Field supervisors
  • Academic advisor
  • Certification officer
  • School staff
  • Other interns
teacher education program internships
Teacher Education ProgramInternships
  • Teacher Certification/Master’s
  • Master’s only
  • Sixth Year Certificate
  • Certification as Reading Consultant
  • Certification in Remedial Reading and LA
classes
Classes
  • Bridgeport or Stamford or Waterbury
  • Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
    • 4:00-6:00 pm
    • 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Meet once weekly
  • Summer (May, June)
    • 4 hours per session
    • Half as many weeks
schedule
Schedule
  • Start August 2006
    • Complete degree in June 2007
    • Student teach in

September 2007

  • Start January 2007
    • Complete degree in December 2007
    • Student teach in

January 2008

    • Application Procedures
  • Step1
    • Application to graduate school
  • Step2
    • Application to internship
  • Step3
    • Application to certification program
graduate school admission
Graduate School Admission
  • Complete graduate school application
  • Undergraduate GPA minimum of 2.67
  • Provide two letters of recommendation
    • Potential as a teacher
    • Potential for academic success
  • Provide all official transcripts
  • Passing scores for all parts of Praxis I

or letter of waiver from the examination

internship admission process
Internship Admission Process
  • Internship Application Form
  • Resume
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Acceptance by a school district negotiated by Program Director
teacher certification admission process
Teacher Certification Admission Process
  • Teacher Certification Application
  • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Elementary Education: degree in appropriate field
    • Middle School
      • 24 credits in subject you want to teach
      • 15 credits in a teachable area
    • Secondary Education
      • Major in Subject want to teach or
      • 30 credits in subject want to teach
      • 9 credits in a related field
general education requirements
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • NATURAL SCIENCES
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • ENGLISH
  • MATHEMNATICS
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR FINE ARTS
  • U.S. HISTORY COVERING 50 YRS
teacher certification admission process cont d
Teacher Certification Admission Process (cont’d)
  • B- (2.67) minimum GPA
  • Praxis I or waiver
  • Essay demonstrating command of English language
    • Reason for choosing teaching career
    • Experiences working with young people
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Faculty team interview
ub certification areas
UB Certification Areas
  • Elementary  grades K-6
  • Middle levels  grades 4-8(English, General Science,Mathematics Social Studies)
  • Secondary  grades 7-12(Biology, Business,Chemistry, Earth Science, English, General Science, History & Social Studies, Mathematics, Physics)
  • Music - grades K - 12
  • Reading Consultant/Remedial Reading & LA
  • Intermediate Administrator
connecticut state test
Connecticut State Test

Praxis I-Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)

  • Pencil and Paper Test
    • Reading  passing score 172
    • Writing  passing score 171
    • Math  passing score 171
  • Paper and Pencil test offered 6 times a year –six different sites-students must register
  • Computer-based test offered 6 days a week
  • Computer Option available by appointment at Glastonbury, Hamden, Norwalk, MA, NY, RI
praxis i waiver
Praxis I Waiver
  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

On or Prior to March 31, 1995

    • Combined verbal and math score
      • 1000 or higher but
      • No score lower than 400

On or After April 1, 1995

    • Combined verbal and math score
      • 1100 or higher but
      • No score lower than 450
  • ACT (American College Testing)

Prior to October 1989

      • No less than 20 in English/17 in Math

On or after October 1989

      • No less than 22 in English/19 in Math
  • ETS waiver forms available
professionally qualified and passionate educators
Philosophy and History of American Education

Psychology of Education

Developmental Psychology

The Exceptional Child

Creating Meaningful Environments

Internship Experience

PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED AND PASSIONATE EDUCATORS
questions and comments

Questions and Comments

University of Bridgeport

Graduate School of Educationand Human Resources

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