Southern Caters to Those Committed to the Classroom
Many teachers want to advance their career without leaving the classroom. The Curriculum and Learning Department at Southern Connecticut State University has built programs especially to serve educators looking to grow without being bogged down by administrative duties.
Our 6th year classroom specialist empower teachers through personalized learning and choice. Teachers should take charge of their professional development by designing programs to fit long term goals. Class schedules and online offerings need to meet the needs of working professionals, many who balance family life.
That’s right. We work with you to design a 6h year program around a topic of YOUR CHOICE. Want to learn cutting edge technologies? Develop a digital teaching and learning pathway. Want to focus on data? Design a program on assessment. Want to improve coaching skills? Create a class schedule that helps you help other teachers grow through high quality feedback.
We have created endless possibilities for teachers to continue to grow.
How Does it Work?
The Sixth Year Professional Diploma for Classroom Teacher Specialist enriches and expands the role of the career teacher, and students in this program will be able to investigate current learning theories, explore the development of curriculum, and implement theory as practice, as well as pursue personal and professional interests. The program emphasizes professional growth and self-improvement through guided instruction and self-directed analysis.
Students successfully completing the program are awarded the Sixth Year Professional Diploma of Advanced Study.
To be admitted to the program, students must have a master’s degree and must satisfy admissions requirements for a sixth year program.
All students are required to enroll in the following courses, each of which carries three semester hours of credit.
BASIC COURSES — 9 CREDITS
EDU 611 – Curriculum Development and Implementation of Theories in the Classroom
EDU 612 – The Teaching-Learning Process: A Teacher’s Perspective
EDU 613 – Diverse Classroom Models: Principles and Practices
RESEARCH COMPONENT — 6 CREDITS
EDU 618 – Field Study – Applied Research
EDU 619 – Seminar – Current Issues Affecting Classroom Teachers
Designing Learning Pathway
You then work with a faculty advisor to choose 15 additional credits in a pathway that meets your professional needs. You control your journey.