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UConn Neag School of Education teachers transform their classrooms and their schools to promote a more just and equitable society. They disrupt historic patterns of inequity and help schools become inclusive, engaging, and inspiring spaces where all learners flourish.

We prepare teachers to engage all students in deeper learning. Our teachers learn to enact multimodal, research-based instructional practices to promote equity and excellence in their classrooms. Graduates develop trusting relationships with students, families, colleagues, and local partners to co-construct collaborative classrooms and school communities.

The Neag School of Education offers two programs leading to teacher certification:

The Integrated Bachelor's/Master's (IB/M) Teacher Preparation Program is a highly competitive five-year comprehensive teacher preparation program that integrates coursework and school-based clinic experiences facilitated by university and K-12 faculty in the preparation of pre-service teachers. The IB/M Program is only offered to undergraduate students at UConn Storrs.

The Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) leads to Connecticut Teacher Certification and a Master of Arts degree in just 10 months of full-time coursework. Students can choose either a hybrid in-person/online cohort, based at the UConn Stamford campus, or in-person cohorts at the UConn Hartford, UConn Waterbury, or UConn Avery Point campuses.

Why I Teach: Tracey-Ann Lafayette ’15 (ED), ’16 MA

Application Deadlines

IB/M critical shortage area application reopens on March 1, 2024, after the initial deadline in Spring 2024, and closes April 1, 2024. Currently, critical shortage areas include: secondary English, secondary mathematics, secondary science, secondary social studies, special education, and world languages (e.g., Spanish, French, etc.).

Inaugural Speaker Series

  • March 5, 2024 Dr. Keisha Green, "Still Teaching to Transgress: A Kitchen-Table Dialogue on Racial Justice and Youth-Engaged Research"
  • April 8, 2024 — Dr. Terah Venzant Chambers, "ROC’ing UConn: Understanding Racial Opportunity Cost (ROC),the Toll of Academic Success for Black and Latinx Students, and What Educators Can Do About It"


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