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Official Certificate Program in Accounting Official Certificate Programs A graduate-level certificate conducted online, combining the material from six (6) undergraduate accounting courses into a four-course graduate sequence. Two ACP courses will be offered in the fall semester and two in the spring semester, allowing students to complete the certificate in two to four semesters. Applicants who have an undergraduate degree who were not accounting majors will be considered for admission. Upon successful completion (with GPA >/= 3.00) of the Certificate in Accounting program, students are accepted into the Master of Science in Accounting program. Accounting B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Accounting is the "language of business." Managers use accounting information to help with planning, controlling, and decision-making. CCSU's accounting program prepares graduates for challenging and rewarding positions as auditors in insurance companies, manufacturing firms, state and federal agencies (including the FBI), and consulting firms. Accounting M.S.A Master's Degree Program The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) provides students with in-depth, working knowledge of advanced accounting issues and emerging technologies that are most relevant in today's business environment. Graduates will be equipped to succeed in a wide range of professional accounting careers in public accounting, industry, and government in today's highly competitive, global, and regulated environment. In addition, this program will prepare students to meet the educational requirements of most states for CPA licensure. African Studies Minor Minor African-American Studies Minor Minor The African-American studies minor offers a broad curriculum dedicated to the study of Black life in the Americas and the Diaspora from 1350 to the present. The African-American studies program develops and coordinates an interdisciplinary curriculum. Its objectives are to encourage all students and faculty to examine the African-American experience, to facilitate a cultural and intellectual atmosphere on campus that will be favorable to such studies, and to develop a program of research and community service. The program also has a "nationally recognized" African-American lecture series, featuring nationally and internationally known scholars in the field of Black studies. American Studies Minor Minor The American studies minor gives students the opportunity to explore the diverse culture of the United States in an interdisciplinary context. In consultation with an American studies advisor, students are encouraged to shape an individualized course of study to meet their own academic goals. Anthropology B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs Anthropology–"the study of people"–offers an integrated and transformative exploration of human biology and culture, of past and present, and of simple and complex lifeways. Designed to provide students with a comprehensive, integrated, and interdisciplinary social science background, CCSU's anthropology program prepares students for a range of careers in a variety of fields. Anthropology Minor Minor Archaeology Minor Minor Art B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The B.A. in Art provides students with options in studio areas such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, and illustration, as well as Art History. Art Minor Minor Art Education M.S. Master's Degree Program The M.S. in Art Education program is designed primarily to meet the needs of experienced art educators who have completed an undergraduate program in the field. The program does not lead to teaching certification. Art Education B.S.Ed - (Certifiable for PK-12 Teaching) All Level Education - Certifiable for PK-12 The School of Education and Professional Studies in conjunction with the Department of Art offer the Bachelor of Science in Education that leads to Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teaching certification in Art Education in Connecticut. The certification program for the PK-12 art educator offered by the Department of Art is designed to prepare well-educated and competent art teachers to assume the responsibilities of planning and executing elementary and secondary art programs that include instruction in art production, art history and culture, art criticism, and aesthetics; to assume leadership for promoting the art program and the need for art education; and to demonstrate professionalism through involvement in community activities and professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Art Education (K-12) Teacher Licensure Certificates Students who already hold a bachelor's degree may pursue teacher certification through our post-baccalaureate program. This program prepares students for teacher certification in Art Education (PK-12) and does not result in a master's degree. Art History Minor Minor The art history minor introduces students to a broad range of art from different time periods, cultures, and geographic regions. The study of art history develops a student’s visual literacy and enhances cultural awareness of societies around the world. Students learn to understand art within the contexts of religion, culture, politics, gender, race, philosophy, technology, and society. An art history minor complements studies in education, history, museum studies, anthropology, classics, geography, tourism, cultural studies, international business, international or global studies, criminology, sociology, archaeology, architecture, landscape architecture, theatre, English, foreign languages and literature, and arts administration. Astrobiology Minor Minor Designed for majors in Biology, Biomolecular Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics. 18 credits in Astronomy, Biology, Biomolecular Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. Core requirements are AST 208, BIO 121 or BMS 102/103, and capstone course AST 470. The remaining 7 credits will be selected from the following: BIO 200, 230, 315, 405, 440, BMS 201, 316, CHEM 210, 211, 212, 213, AST 209, 378 or 478, or other electives after consultation with an advisor in the minor. In addition, the student must take CHEM 161/162, and 200/201 or 260/201. Astronomy Minor Minor 18 credits in Astronomy and related fields, including AST 208 and 209. The remaining courses will be selected from AST 278, 378, 418, 470, 478, or other electives after consultation with a Geological Sciences department advisor. In addition, the student must take MATH 152, 221 and PHYS 125, 126. Athletic Training B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Designed to strengthen analytical skills and practical performance, the athletic training program prepares students for entry-level athletic trainer positions, completion of the Board of Certification examination, and advanced study in athletic training or other allied health professions. Students develop practical skills working with Blue Devil varsity student-athletes and through clinical rotations under the supervision of certified athletic trainer preceptors. Graduates of the program have an excellent placement rate. Athletic Training MSAT Master's Degree Program The MSAT program prepares students to become healthcare practitioners who collaborate with other medical professional in providing optimal care for patients involved in active lifestyles. The curriculum and clinical experiences prepare students for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam required to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). The MSAT curriculum focuses on professional content and hands-on application with a varied patient population. In addition to quality classroom instruction, students will be provided with ample opportunities to develop clinical skills under the supervision of an athletic training preceptor. Patient contact will include student-athletes at CCSU and non-athletic/non-orthopedic patients outside of CCSU. The MSAT program requires continuous enrollment and progression. Biochemistry B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The B.S. program in Biochemistry provides a strong foundation in both molecular biology and in chemistry and is based on faculty, facilities, and research resources in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences and the Department of Chemistry. In addition to in-class laboratory instruction, the program emphasizes independent student research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member to prepare students for careers or advanced study in molecular biology, biochemistry, or health-related fields. Biochemistry Minor Minor Biological Anthropology Minor Minor Biological Sciences: Anesthesia M.S. Master's Degree Program Program offers registered nurses the education and clinical training needed to expand the scope of their practice. Nurse anesthetists find opportunities in surgical, trauma, and obstetrical care for every type of operation and procedure and work alongside physicians, surgeons, dentists, and other medical professionals. Biological Sciences: Ecology and Environmental Science M.S. Master's Degree Program Provides advanced study of the connections between plants, animals, and their environments. Equips graduates with the tools needed to work as resource managers, field ecologists, environmental program specialists or consultants, and wildlife biologists. Biological Sciences: General Program M.A. Master's Degree Program Provides biologists with advanced study in the field and also prepares students for work at the doctoral level. Students may customize study in botany, zoology, physiology, ecology, and environmental studies. Biological Sciences: General Program M.S. Master's Degree Program Designed for the general biologist or biology teacher desiring further specialization, program focuses on recent advances in specialty area - botany, zoology, physiology, ecology, or environmental studies - and prepares graduates as subject experts for teaching or for work at doctoral level. Biological Sciences: Global Sustainability M.A. Master's Degree Program Prepares graduates to tackle global issues such as population growth, climate change, water scarcity and pollution, fossil fuels, environmental toxins, and alternative energy. The program provides the core science necessary for understanding environmental problems in sustainability and examines the complex interrelationships between natural, social, and political systems. Biological Sciences: Health Sciences Specialization M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for careers in health research, health professions, or for work at the doctoral level. Students will understand human physiology from the molecular level to the systems level, examining everything from the structure of biomolecules and biochemical reactions to examining organ system physiology and pathophysiology. Biological Sciences: Wildlife and Conservation Biology M.S. Master's Degree Program Biology - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 This major is designed for students who wish to teach biology at the secondary level. The program includes consideration of all major concepts and areas of biology. Within some of the areas, students may select different courses to build on knowledge gained in their first and second years of study. Students are continuously encouraged to see connections in biological events from the standpoint of all sciences. The specialization also includes a professional education component. Because of the breadth of required courses, it is also possible for students in secondary education to enter a variety of other careers in research, health, and industry, as well as graduate study. Biology Minor Minor Biology (Certifiable for secondary teaching) Minor Minor Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Biology for Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Certificates For individuals with at least a bachelor's degree but not currently certified to teach, this program provides the course work and field experience to enable certification to teach biology at the secondary level. Biology: Ecology, Biodiversity, and Evolutionary Biology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs In this specialization, students will develop an understanding of the processes that influence relationships among organisms and interactions with their environments through regular coursework and individual research projects. This program will prepare students for careers with government agencies, such as conservation, fisheries, wildlife management, and forestry departments, as well as non-governmental organizations, environmental education groups, and the environmental industry. In addition, students will be prepared for graduate studies in fields such as ecology, evolution, animal behavior, natural resource management, or marine and aquatic biology. Biology: Environmental Science B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs This specialization takes a multidisciplinary approach to environmental science based on a strong core in the biological sciences. The program provides students with a foundation in organismal biology, ecology, environmental chemistry, earth science, and environmental management. With its strengths in freshwater and marine ecology, water pollution, and plant and animal organismal biology, the program prepares students for careers in environmental science and natural resource management with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the environmental management industry and for graduate studies in these areas. Biology: General Biology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Biology program guides students through the complete study of life, from molecules to ecosystems. Students acquire a deeper understanding of basic biological concepts, which fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved. Academic and extracurricular opportunities prepare students for success in several fields, including health science, physiology, nurse anesthesia, ecology, biodiversity, environmental science, global sustainability, and teaching. Biology: Human Biology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs In addition to providing a basic understanding of biological concepts, the Human Biology specialization also allows students to focus their studies on the human body. This includes human anatomy and physiology, human reproduction and development, human nutrition and metabolism, human disease, and various areas of human systems biology such as neurology and endocrinology. The requirement for related science courses (math, chemistry, and physics) is appropriate for those preparing to apply to professional healthcare programs such as medical, dental, and pharmaceutical programs. Biomolecular Sciences M.S. Master's Degree Program For students desiring advanced knowledge of cell and molecular biology in order to teach or work at doctoral level study, or to pursue a successful scientific career in fields including biomedical science, pharmaceuticals, genetic testing, immunology, and cancer biology. Students gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of bimolecular science from basic connections between molecular properties to major cellular properties including DNA replication and gene regulation. Biomolecular Sciences B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Student-centered research is a foundation of CCSU's Biomolecular Sciences program. Coursework focuses on molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and physiology and integrates the theory and practice of molecular biological research. A variety of modern research lab equipment enriches class instruction and supports independent student research. Biomolecular Sciences (Non-teaching) Minor Minor Business (for non-business majors) Minor Minor Business Administration M.B.A. Master's Degree Program Accredited by AACSB, a distinction held by only 5% of business schools globally, the MBA program provides five tracks: Business Analytics, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain Analytics, and the unique "Central Track" which allows customization to suit professional needs. Caribbean Studies Minor Minor Official Certificate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology Official Certificate Programs This non-degree certificate program is designed for college graduates wishing to expand or update their knowledge of modern cell and molecular biology, but who are not ready to commit to graduate programs leading to the master's degree. This post-baccalaureate certificate program provides these students a formal option for acquiring both advanced instruction and academic advisement. Chemistry B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Chemistry major's learning environment is both challenging and supportive. In contrast to larger schools, CCSU students can work directly with faculty on original projects, which often includes presentations at regional/national conferences and opportunities to co-author publications. In addition to our teaching labs, the department offers advanced chemical instrumentation laboratories, including three major instruments purchased through the National Science Foundation. Our graduates are prepared to pursue graduate studies at even the most prestigious schools or to work as lab technicians in a variety of fields, from state agencies to corporate research and development. The CCSU Chemistry major program is accredited by the American Chemical Society. Chemistry - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 This program is designed for those students seeking state certification for teaching chemistry at the secondary level, and includes a student-teaching component in the senior year at an area school. Chemistry (Certifiable for secondary teaching) Minor Minor Chemistry (Non-teaching) Minor Minor Cinema Studies Minor Minor If you are interested in film and film analysis, you may want to consider a minor in Cinema Studies. This interdisciplinary minor is offered in conjunction with the Department of Communications and gives students a broad-based and critical understanding of the moving image and involves courses in the analysis and production of visual media. Civil Engineering B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Civil Engineering program explores fundamental engineering sciences common to most engineering disciplines, such as statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and mechanics of materials. Graduates have a solid foundation in general civil engineering principles, as well as deep knowledge in environmental, geotechnical, surveying, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology's Engineering Accreditation Commission. Civil Engineering Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs *This program is currently closed to new students* Guided by the mission of the University, the Civil Engineering program prepares students to be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens and lifelong learners. The program also aims to ensure that students are competent and engaged engineering professionals within three to five years of graduation. Program alumni will demonstrate technical and managerial skills in the planning, design, construction, operation, or maintenance of the build environment and global infrastructure and will draw on their skills to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of civil engineering projects. Our students also master communication skills in oral, written, visual, and graphic modes when working as team members or leaders so they can actively participate in professional environments and in their communities. Communication Minor Minor Communication Undergraduate Degree Programs This major is no longer open to new students. The Communication Department offers two new programs: Media Studies B.A. and Strategic Communication B.A. Community Engagement Minor Minor The minor in Community Engagement is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the skills and creativity to solve problems in their own communities, and to develop students’ own sense of self collective efficacy. The Community Engagement program allows students to build their civic agency, their interpersonal, leadership, and advocacy skills, as well as their academic skills such as critical analysis, appreciation for diversity, and an enhanced understanding of community issues and challenges. The program is ideal for students seeks academic and hands-on opportunities to make a measurable difference in improving the quality of life for citizens in the community and region. Computer Engineering Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program explore computer-related systems and devices based on the foundations of physics and applied mathematics. This program provides students with hardware and software skills for design, implementation, integration, and support of systems involving microprocessors, computers, and networks. CET graduates are prepared for positions in computer programming, system software projects, digital logic design, computer interfacing, digital systems design and trouble-shooting, circuit design, and trouble-shooting, or as computer and network administrators. Computer Information Technology M.S. Master's Degree Program Program integrates multiple IT disciplines and provides two specializations. Computer Science focuses on database concepts, artificial intelligence, programming, operating system design, high-performance computing. Networking and Telecommunications Technology covers electronic communications, microcomputers, network administration and security, industrial operations management, and lean principles. Computer Science Minor Minor Computer Science Alternative B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs This program has been designed to address the needs of transfer students since it is possible to complete all requirements in as few as four semesters. Compared to the Honors program, the Alternative program does not require as many courses in Computer Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, and other sciences. This program also may be a good fit for students who are switching their major to Computer Science after their freshman or sophomore year. A minor is required for this major. Computer Science Honors B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Computer Science Honors program prepares students for gainful careers in software engineering and information technology and for post-graduate study. Major course work covers program design, data structures, assembly language programming, digital design, systems programming, and software engineering. Elective courses, including computer security, database design and applications, networking, graphics and visualization, and web-centric computing, ensure students keep pace with rapid advancements in computer technology. This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Construction Management M.S. Master's Degree Program Program focuses on developing and running construction and construction-related companies and provides the skills needed to understand and control daily business operations. The program stresses student and industry interaction, experiential learning, and industry related research. Official Certificate Program in Construction Management Official Certificate Programs For managers and supervisors, prepares for advancement in the construction industry. Provides a broad range of topics including resource management, contractual obligations and risks, design, planning and personnel issues. Construction Management B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Construction Management program prepares students for management and supervisory positions in the challenging world of construction. The curriculum focuses on field operations, estimating, and project management processes as they relate to building and heavy/highway construction projects. Analytically based mathematics, science, and civil engineering technology courses along with studies in business and management round out the program. The program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Counselor Education with Specialization in Clinical Professional Counseling M.S. Master's Degree Program For students interested in counseling careers in rehabilitation, human service, and community agencies. Tracks include Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling with drug and alcohol focus, or Mental Health Counseling. Prepares graduates for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification, licensing as a professional counselor, and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Counselor Education with Specialization in School Counseling M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for careers as counselors in elementary, middle, and high schools in urban, rural, and suburban settings. Emphasis on a comprehensive and developmental model of school counseling. Develops counselors with a strong sense of professional identity as ethical, multiculturally competent school counselors. Counselor Education with Specialization in Student Development in Higher Education M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares student development specialists for work in student activities, academic advising, career counseling, orientation, first-year experience programs, residence halls, and learning centers. Emphasizes developmental needs of college students. Creative Writing Minor Minor If you are interested in poetry and fiction, you may be interested in the Creative Writing Minor. The Creative Writing Minor requires courses in poetry, fiction and narrative nonfiction, but also offers many electives, including playwriting and publishing. Criminal Justice M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares graduates for leadership positions as correctional officer supervisors, criminologists, investigators, government agencies, security management, criminal profilers, and management positions. Graduates apply social and psychological models of crime and intervention to offender populations and analyze functions between diverse criminal justice systems: police, courts, and corrections. Criminal Justice Minor Minor Criminology B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs Explore questions of criminal intent and the social implications of criminal behavior in the Criminology program. With coursework in criminal procedure, the court system, corrections, research methods, and beyond, the Criminology major prepares students for careers in criminal justice fields or for post-graduate study. Graduates have obtained employment at the federal, state, and local levels as adult or juvenile probation officers, investigators for public defenders' offices, community treatment facilitators, corrections officers, program evaluators, and court administrators. The program also provides continuing education for professionals already employed in the field. Cross-Cultural Analysis Minor Minor Cybersecurity BS Undergraduate Degree Programs The BS program in cybersecurity provides a strong foundation in both networking and computer science and is based on faculty, facilities, and research resources in both the Department of Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology and the Department of Computer Science, as well as, support by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Students can choose the general option which requires a minor, or pursue one of the in depth concentrations aligned with the content focus areas recommended by the National Security Agency (NSA). This interdepartmental program is designed to prepare students for careers as cybersecurity experts in identifying system vulnerabilities, detecting cyber-attacks, and securing information assets. Dance Minor Minor The CCSU Dance Minor allows students to study technique and the history of dance. From ballet to hip-hop and from jazz to West Indian, students will learn technique, dance history and also learn how to create their own dances. You will need to take 21 credits in the dance curriculum. Major in your choice of field and keep up with your love of dancing and performance while staying in shape. Dance Education B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Students in the Bachelor of Science in Dance Education will learn from our extraordinary and diverse faculty and from internationally acclaimed artists-in-residence, such as Jennifer Muller/The WORKS. From ballet to hip-hop and from jazz to West Indian, students will learn technique, dance history, and how to create their own dances. The CCSU Dance Program also offers a Cross-Endorsement in Dance Teacher Certification. This means students can work toward a teaching certificate in Elementary Education, Physical Education, or Music Education and take an additional 30 credits of dance. Doing this means you can acquire two teaching certificates! Students can also minor in Dance, which requires 21 credits in the dance curriculum. Major in your choice of field and keep up with your love of dancing and performance while staying in shape! Official Certificate Program in Data Mining Official Certificate Programs Prepares current professionals and students with an overview of data mining methods and models and how to apply these techniques to large data sets. Other topics covered include web and text mining, mining for genomics and proteomics, and current issues in data mining. Data Science M.S. Master's Degree Program State-of-the-art data modeling methodologies prepare graduates for careers in fraud detection, credit card scoring, and personal profile marketing. Students use sophisticated statistical techniques and software to find significant patterns and trends in large data sets. Emphasizes hands-on data mining. Courses available online. Descriptive Linguistics Minor Minor If you are interested in the relationship between language and development, you may want to consider a minor in Descriptive Linguistics. Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice DNAP Doctoral Degree Programs This professional doctoral program provides a strong science background for those students wishing to emphasize the sciences. The program focuses on the use of critical thinking skills and analyses to evaluate clinical practice, health care, and patient safety. It builds on scientific and clinical skills from licensed registered nurse training and on experience as a critical care nurse. The DNAP prepares CRNAs for positions of leadership and management, patient care, and nurse anesthesia education. Early Childhood Studies and Infant/Toddler Mental Health B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Do you have a passion about working with infants, toddlers, and young children? The field of early childhood studies and infant/toddler mental health might just be the best career move for you. Earn a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies and Infant/Toddler Mental Health to become a competent and well-qualified professional who can contribute effectively to your state’s efforts targeting access and quality in early childhood education and infant/toddler mental health. The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies and Infant/Toddler Mental Health can lead to the CT-Infant/Toddler Mental Health Endorsement. Graduates will be prepared to work in publicly funded and private pre-school programs. Earth Sciences - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 For students planning to become secondary science teachers, this degree is certifiable for teaching. Typically, students take general education and science classes until they have completed approximately 60-70 credits. At that point, they apply for admission to the Professional Program; once accepted to the program, they begin taking education classes. Earth Sciences Minor Minor 18 credits in Earth Sciences, including: GSCI 121 or GSCI 131, GSCI 125 or 135, GSCI 129, and either AST 208 or 209. The remaining credits will be selected after consultation with a Geological Sciences advisor. Earth Sciences (Certifiable for secondary teaching) Minor Minor 20 credits in Earth Sciences, including GSCI 121 or 131, GSCI 125 or 135, GSCI 141, 145, 129, and AST 208 or 209. In addition, a student must take SCI 416, 417, 419; MATH 152, 221; and PHYS 121, 122. Earth Sciences with a Specialization in Environmental Earth Science B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Environmental Earth Science Specialization is designed for students who want to study geological sciences with an environmental focus but who are not intending to work as professional geologists. This degree is appropriate for someone interested in pursuing a liberal arts education with a less rigorous course of study in geological sciences and supporting sciences. Thus, students are allowed more flexibility for additional courses that complement their goals. This Specialization is appropriate for students planning a career in public policy relating to environmental issues, environmental education, resource management, business (environmental consulting), environmental hazards, environmental law, or environmental medicine. Earth Sciences with a Specialization in Environmental Geology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Environmental Geology Specialization is designed for students planning a career as a professional geologist with government agencies (e.g. environmental protection), and environmental industries. In addition, students will be prepared for graduate-level studies in geology or related fields. Earth Sciences with a Specialization in General Earth Sciences B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The General Earth Science Specialization is designed for students who want to study geological sciences, but who are not intending to work as professional geologists. This degree is appropriate for someone interested in pursuing a liberal arts education with a less rigorous course of study in geological sciences and supporting sciences. Thus, students are allowed more flexibility for additional courses that complement their goals. This Specialization is appropriate for students planning a career in public policy relating to earth science issues, earth-science education, resource management, museum/observatory management, science journalism, library science, technical writing, or business. For those interested in teaching, the CCSU Science Education program, along with other science departments, coordinates the teacher preparation programs at the University. Our graduates teach in schools throughout New England. Our programs include undergraduate BSED degrees, post-Baccalaureate certification, and a Master of Science degree specializing in STEM Education. Interested students should contact Dr. Marsha Bednarski or Dr. Jeff Thomas. Students may also earn minors in Astrobiology, Astronomy, Earth Science, or Geology. Earth Sciences with a Specialization in Geology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Geology Specialization is designed for students planning a career as a professional geologist with government agencies (e.g. geological surveys), and geotechnical, mining, and energy industries. In addition, students will be prepared for graduate-level studies in geology or related fields. Earth Sciences with a Specialization in Planetary Geology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Planetary Geology Specialization is designed for students planning a career as a professional geologist with government agencies (e.g. NASA) or the remote sensing industry. In addition, we have two Earth Science specializations for students who want the Earth Science background but do not intend on being professional Geologists. These 36 credit degree programs have calculus as an option, and provide the opportunity to integrate biology and chemistry courses into a program suited to an individual career path. These specializations also require 22-24 credits of coursework in Physics, Chemistry, and Math for a total of 58-60 credits. East Asian Studies Minor Minor Economics B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Economics major offers students the opportunity to explore different views and approaches to economic questions and policies. Students gain insights into what motivates individuals to behave the way they do and how they interact with each other, particularly in business, finance, and in global economic exchanges. Students who intend to pursue careers in business, law, politics, public administration, and finance will benefit from studies in Economics; the program is particularly useful for students who are pursuing an MBA. Economics Minor Minor Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational Leadership Sixth-Year Certificate For experienced teachers seeking Connecticut 092 or Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor Certificate, program prepares graduates for leadership roles in administration within public and private schools. Includes a qualifying examination for certification and required field experiences. The program exceeds the minimum requirements established by the State of Connecticut for certification. Educational Leadership: Higher Education Administration Strand Ed.D. Doctoral Degree Programs This program is designed to enhance the skill set of current higher education professionals who aspire to leadership positions, while accommodating work schedules. Some areas of individualized specialization include business, student affairs, institutional research, and athletics. Educational Leadership: PK-12 Strand Ed.D. Doctoral Degree Programs Prepares teachers and administrators in PreK-12 education for leadership positions as principals, lead teachers, department heads, curriculum and assessment specialists, assistant superintendents, and superintendents. Offers a cohort model for study on weekends, evenings, and summer. Field-based projects emphasized. Educational Technology M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for careers as educational technology leaders and administrators in schools and on campuses. Program balances theory and hands-on experience and focuses on computer-based instruction, instructional design, interactive multimedia, networking, and distance learning. Electronics Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Electronics Technology is an applications-oriented major in applied mathematics and science, electronics principles, techniques, materials, and devices. Students acquire a management background that promotes advancement within their field. Graduates work as members of "engineering teams" in applied design, product development, installation, maintenance, manufacturing, production, or operations. They also may work in technical services, including field engineering, customer support, marketing, and sales. Graduates work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, utilities, and telecommunications. The program is accredited by Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Elementary Education M.S. Master's Degree Program The MS in Elementary Education program at Central Connecticut State University is not being offered by the Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education at this time. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Elementary Education Teacher Licensure Certificates For students who already hold a bachelor's degree, the program provides teacher certification preparation in Elementary Education through course work and teaching experience. Elementary Education B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Be a leader in children’s education, grades 1 through 6, and make a difference in the lives of generations to come! Our Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become an exceptional teacher in grades 1 through 6. In this program you can choose a major in one of the following disciplines: English, General Science (Biology or Earth Science), Geography, History, and Mathematics. No matter which major you choose, the program’s high-caliber faculty will prepare you to be among the best and most competitive candidates in Elementary Education in Connecticut and other states in the country. English M.A. Master's Degree Program Provides study in British and American literature for careers in teaching elementary, middle, or secondary school and prepares for work at the doctoral level. Provides tools for other careers involving the reading, writing, and analysis of texts. English B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The English Department at CCSU offers courses and programs in literature, writing, linguistics, and cinema that immerse students in intensive study of how language, literature, and writing shape the world and our experience of it. The sustained and rigorous study of literature and language sharpens students' skills as readers and writers, deepens their cultural knowledge, and broadens their engagement with the diversity of human thought and experience. The critical and analytical skills students develop prepare them to be productive and active citizens of a dynamic and pluralistic society. Our graduates are prepared for careers in teaching, writing, and publishing, as well as any pursuit that requires skills in written and oral communication, and clear and creative thinking. English - (Certifiable for Elementary Education) Elementary Education - Certifiable for Grades 1-6 The teacher preparation program in elementary education (grades 1 through 6) prepares beginning teachers to become highly knowledgeable about subject matter and pedagogy and critically reflective, responsive, passionate, compassionate educators who are committed to meeting the learning needs of all children with diverse, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds. English - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 Through course work and field experiences, this program prepares students who seek teacher certification in English at the secondary level. English Minor Minor If you are interested in close reading and explication, you maybe want to consider a minor in English. Our undergraduate minor in the literature programs offers students the opportunity to explore and master the literary traditions in English and World Literatures. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in English for Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Certificates Prepares those with undergraduate degrees, usually in English, for teacher certification through course work and field experience. Official Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Safety Official Certificate Programs For executives, managers, and supervisors involved in any aspect of environmental and occupational safety including engineering, packaging, purchasing, operations, finance, and customer service, this program examines strategic planning and policy making concerns for dealing with internal, external, and regulatory issues. Environmental Geography Minor Minor European Union/West European Studies Minor Minor The minor in European Union/West European Studies includes GEOG 452, PS 336, competency at the intermediate level (126) in a West European language other than English, and 6 additional credits of language, culture, or other suitable regional courses, in consultation with an advisor. Students achieving the language competency with fewer than 6 credits will be required to take additional directed electives, in consultation with an advisor, to bring the total number of credits taken for the minor to 18. Exercise Science B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs CCSU's Exercise Science program trains students to be leaders in physical activity, exercise, and allied-health related professions through academic, practical, and research experiences. Students are prepared for employment in the fitness industry, including corporate wellness and strength and conditioning centers. This rigorous program also allows students to transition seamlessly into a graduate program or professional health-care degree program. Students are given the necessary cognitive and practical experiences for exercise physiology certification by the American College of Sports Medicine and certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs and is an NSCA Education Recognized Program. Finance B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Finance program prepares students for managerial careers in corporations, financial institutions, and governmental organizations. With required coursework in business and finance plus required electives in finance, students graduate with the skills necessary to evaluate all business and financial risks and returns in business decisions. Graduates may pursue careers in corporate financial management, banking, insurance, investments, and government. Finance faculty are PhD-trained scholars with extensive backgrounds in financial management and investments, both domestic and international. Their practical experience provides depth to the academic material and enriches the classroom experience. French B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The major in French provides students with an aesthetic appreciation of the language and a deeper understanding of French cultures as well as a better understanding of the complexities of human nature. The faculty are marked by their passionate commitment to teaching and research and by their linguistic expertise and knowledge of French culture. French - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 Through course work and field experiences, this program prepares students who seek teacher certification in French at the secondary level. General Science (Certifiable for secondary teaching) Minor Minor Restricted to students with a major in biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics. General Science: Specialization in Biology or Earth Sciences - (Certifiable for Elementary Education) Elementary Education - Certifiable for Grades 1-6 The teacher preparation program in elementary education (grades 1 through 6) prepares beginning teachers to become highly knowledgeable about subject matter and pedagogy and critically reflective, responsive, passionate, compassionate educators who are committed to meeting the learning needs of all children with diverse, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds. Geographic Information Sciences Minor Minor Geography M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for careers in environmental studies, urban and regional planning, travel and tourism, computer mapping or geographical information systems work and further study in doctoral programs. Provides high-quality field application and promotes technology innovations including geotechnology. Geography - (Certifiable for Elementary Education) Elementary Education - Certifiable for Grades 1-6 The teacher preparation program in elementary education (grades 1 through 6) prepares beginning teachers to become highly knowledgeable about subject matter and pedagogy and critically reflective, responsive, passionate, compassionate educators who are committed to meeting the learning needs of all children with diverse, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds. Geography Minor Minor Geography with Specialization in Environmental Geography B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs To provide a holistic, liberal education that integrates the study of human activity and the natural environment, the geography major at CCSU offers five specializations: Environmental, Geographic Information Science (GIS), Tourism, General/Regional, and Planning, plus subject concentration for Elementary Education certification and Secondary Education Certification in Social Studies. A secondary goal is to enable students to pursue a graduate degree in geography or seek employment in geography-related fields. Students who specialize in Environmental Geography will explore topics and concepts related to physical geography, such as climatology, sustainability of soils and vegetation, cartography, and environmental protection. Geography with Specialization in General/Regional Geography B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs To provide a holistic, liberal education that integrates the study of human activity and the natural environment, the geography major at CCSU offers five specializations: Environmental, Geographic Information Science (GIS), Tourism, General/Regional, and Planning, plus subject concentration for Elementary Education certification and Secondary Education Certification in Social Studies. A secondary goal is to enable students to pursue a graduate degree in geography or seek employment in geography-related fields. Students on the General/Regional Geography track will explore physical, political, and economic geography and may pursue options in geographic tourism, marketing, planning, and more. Geography with Specialization in Geographic Information Science B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs To provide a holistic, liberal education that integrates the study of human activity and the natural environment, the geography major at CCSU offers five specializations: Environmental, Geographic Information Science (GIS), Tourism, General/Regional, and Planning, plus subject concentration for Elementary Education certification and Secondary Education Certification in Social Studies. A secondary goal is to enable students to pursue a graduate degree in geography or seek employment in geography-related fields. Students on the GIS track will explore GIS basics and applications across a variety of industries, elementary cartography, remote sensing, and more. Geography with Specialization in Planning B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs To provide a holistic, liberal education that integrates the study of human activity and the natural environment, the geography major at CCSU offers five specializations: Environmental, Geographic Information Science (GIS), Tourism, General/Regional, and Planning, plus subject concentration for Elementary Education certification and Secondary Education Certification in Social Studies. A secondary goal is to enable students to pursue a graduate degree in geography or seek employment in geography-related fields. Students on the Planning track will explore GIS basics, economic geography, urban geography, community and regional planning, and additional topics in planning. Geography with Specialization in Planning Minor Minor Geography with Specialization in Tourism B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs To provide a holistic, liberal education that integrates the study of human activity and the natural environment, the geography major at CCSU offers five specializations: Environmental, Geographic Information Science (GIS), Tourism, General/Regional, and Planning, plus subject concentration for Elementary Education certification and Secondary Education Certification in Social Studies. A secondary goal is to enable students to pursue a graduate degree in geography or seek employment in geography-related fields. Students on the Tourism track will explore GIS basics and world regional geography before diving deeper into tourism coursework, which includes the geography of tourism, recreation and resort planning, new directions in tourism, and tourism development in southeastern Connecticut and beyond, among other options. Geology Minor Minor 18 credits in Earth Sciences, including GSCI 121 or 131, GSCI 125 or GSCI 135, 221, 290, 321 and one course from GSCI 223, 424, and 450. German B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The major in German provides students with an aesthetic appreciation of the language and a deeper understanding of German cultures as well as a better understanding of the complexities of human nature. The faculty are marked by their passionate commitment to teaching and research and by their linguistic expertise and knowledge of German culture. Gerontology Minor Minor The minor in gerontology provides students with a solid background in different issues related to adult development and aging in order to prepare them to serve the aging population in various capacities. The minor incorporates courses from the schools of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Professional Studies, and Engineering, Science and Technology. For more information, refer to the Gerontology page linked here. Official Certificate Program in Gerontology Official Certificate Programs The Official Certificate Program (OCP) in Gerontology is designed to prepare students to meet the growing demand for professionals who understand the opportunities, concerns, and needs associated with our aging population. The program is geared toward a diverse group of students and professionals who desire to increase their aging literacy and find their niche in this growing and exciting field. The U.S. Department of Labor has identified careers in aging as a high-growth industry. The program curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of each student within this interdisciplinary field and can be applied to a wide variety of careers including medicine and caregiving, social service and non-profits, policy and outreach, business and marketing, architecture and urban planning, law and advocacy, exercise science, and management and administration. A graduate certificate in gerontology will provide graduates with a solid foundation in gerontology that will allow them to better meet the needs of the aging population within their particular field or industry. Graphic/Information Design B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Graphic/Information Design major focuses on graphic design, website design, interactive multimedia design, history of design, and 3D animation. Graduates are highly successful as designers, broadcasters, and publishers (both print and digital) and in communication departments and multimedia studios. Graphics Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Graphics Technology (GTN) curriculum prepares students to enter into the rapidly changing printing and associated industries (graphic arts/graphic communications) which is ranked one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United States. This program covers: Digital pre-media, digital printing, packaging technology, color reproduction, digital photography, graphic management information systems (GMIS), press and post-press operations, as well as science and analytical mathematics, supplemental computer related courses, with business and management courses to round out the curriculum. All of the courses allow digital media content to be created and shared via computer-based publications, printed materials, interactive formats, as well as emerging digital print technologies. The graduates of this program are employed by the industry as: Network enabled Graphic Technologists, Workflow Analysts, Integrated Graphic Technologists, Creative Interactive Graphic Technologists, Management trainees, Production Supervisors, Job Planners and Estimators, Customer Service Representatives, Pre-press Technologists, and Digital Color Print Quality Coordinators. Some of the program’s graduates are owners of digital graphics, print and non-print businesses. History M.A. Master's Degree Program For students interested in U.S., modern European, and comparative world history, provides advanced knowledge and continuing education requirements Prepares students for doctoral work in history, as well law, government, and international affairs. History B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The History Department is a place of vibrant learning in which professors engage students and guide them through an exploration of the past. Faculty are accomplished teachers and scholars who bring their professional experience to every class, working to mentor students so that they can successfully achieve their career aspirations. History graduates pursue careers in teaching, academia, government, law, the public history field, and in the private sector. History - (Certifiable for Elementary Education) Elementary Education - Certifiable for Grades 1-6 The teacher preparation program in elementary education (grades 1 through 6) prepares beginning teachers to become highly knowledgeable about subject matter and pedagogy and critically reflective, responsive, passionate, compassionate educators who are committed to meeting the learning needs of all children with diverse, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds. History Minor Minor 18 credits of History, including HIST 301 and 6 additional credits at the 300-level and above. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in History for Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Certificates Designed for those currently holding a bachelor's degree, this program provides the coursework and field experiences leading toward teacher certification in CT. History/Social Sciences - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 The History Department is a place of vibrant learning in which professors engage students and guide them through an exploration of the past. Faculty are accomplished teachers and scholars who bring their professional experience to every class, working to mentor students so that they can successfully achieve their career aspirations. History graduates pursue careers in teaching, academia, government, law, the public history field, and in the private sector. Honors Undergraduate Degree Programs Open to intellectually motivated and academically qualified students, the Honors Program at CCSU stresses the challenge of ideas, breadth of perspective, and depth of understanding. The program provides students with an edge on future goals, and has a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit. Hospitality and Tourism B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Hospitality and Tourism involves the business of attracting, transporting, lodging, entertaining, and providing food and beverages to people. It is one of the fastest-growing segments in Connecticut's economy. This course of study is designed as an interdisciplinary program between the Geography Department and the Marketing Department, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism. Industrial Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology students graduate from the program prepared to work in a variety of technology-oriented supervisory, middle management, and leadership positions. Coursework reflects the increasing industry demand for professionals with a mastery of industrial processes, applied technologies, and managerial skills, from project management, quality control, and marketing to technical writing, best environmental practices, and industrial accounting. Students may elect to pursue a specialty in Technology Management customized to the student's professional interests in consultation with an academic advisor. This program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Information Design M.A. Master's Degree Program Prepares graduates for leadership positions as designers and art directors with graphic design firms, advertising agencies, corporate design and communication departments, broadcasters, publishers (both print and web), multimedia and animation studios. International Studies M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for careers in government, non-profit foundations and NGOs, for-profit entities, and institutions offering transnational services. Program provides students with skills to address international issues. Emphasis on interconnectedness and diversity. International Studies B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs International & Area Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to build student expertise in particular world regions. Coursework explores diverse international issues including globalization; global population, migration, and health; international conflict, terrorism, governance, and law; imperialism, decolonization, and development; and the role of gender, race, and class in international contexts. Italian B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Bachelor of Arts in Italian program explores both the linguistic and the social aspects of Italian culture. Students will master intermediate skills in speaking, reading, and writing Italian; examine creative expressions of the language in relevant literature; and place it all in context through coursework in Italian history. Twelve required credits of electives approved by faculty will allow students to customize their studies to best suit various career paths. A Bachelor of Science option is available to students who also wish to gain teaching certification. Italian - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 Through course work and field experiences this program prepares students who seek teacher certification in Italian at the secondary level. Journalism B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs Students in the 40-credit Journalism program gain training across various media, from photo and video production to print and broadcast journalism. With the assistance of an adviser, students may customize their degree to include experiences that will give them a professional edge. Customization options include sports or environmental reporting, or special capstone projects intended to give students an immersive experience reporting an in-depth project. Journalism Minor Minor The Journalism department offers a 21-credit minor in Journalism. Latin American Studies Minor Minor Latino and Puerto Rican Studies Minor Minor A minor program in Latino and Puerto Rican studies prepares students with interdisciplinary knowledge and practical understanding of the social, economic, historical, and cultural conditions and impact of Latinos/as in the U.S. The program consists of a gateway introductory course in interdisciplinary Latino Studies (LTN 110), a capstone Individual Research Experience requirement (LTN 410), and 12 credits of electives, at least six of which must be at or above the 300 level. Official Certificate Program in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Official Certificate Programs For working professionals, program covers two contemporary management disciplines, Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma. Graduates learn fundamental principles, tools, and methods to learn and apply Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma to their relevant businesses to improve operations. Management B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Management & Organization program provides a basic foundation in management theory and practices. The management major includes four specializations: General, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, and International Business. Students are encouraged to customize their course of study based on their professional interests in consultation with a faculty advisor. Graduates can expect to pursue careers in several potential areas, including human resources and personnel management, small business management, international management, nonprofit management, and beyond. Management Information Systems B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Management Information Systems program prepares students for careers as specialists in application programming, database administration, information systems management, and systems analysis and design. The program emphasizes the importance of information as an organizational resource in smart business and organizational development. Required common business core requirements, including such as Introduction to Managerial Accounting, Legal Environment of Business, and Introduction to Management Information Systems, complement courses in Management Information Systems essentials, such as Project Management for Business, Database Management Systems, and IT Project Management and System Implementation, among others. Management Information Systems (for business majors and non-business majors) Minor Minor Program addresses career planning needs of students who would like to complement their major area of study with a focused professional component in the field of Management Information Systems. Manufacturing Engineering Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program provides graduates with solid knowledge and marketable skills in applied engineering. With a solid foundation in the sciences complemented by general technical mechanical and manufacturing courses as well as manufacturing-specific technical courses, students become adept in engineering graphics, engineering materials and mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics, electronics and electric power, CAD/CAM, geometric tolerancing, design, and engineering economics. Students graduate with expertise in state-of-the-art computer tools used by major corporations, and their ability to solve real-world engineering problems makes them highly sought after by industry recruiters. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Manufacturing Management B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Manufacturing Management program prepares graduates to take on leadership roles in advanced manufacturing technology management. Program graduates are highly valued in both large and small manufacturing firms where they hold important positions such as technical supervising engineer, tool designer, manufacturing engineer, project engineer, quality engineer, engineering supervisor, technical engineering writer, and tool room supervisor. The program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, & Applied Engineering. Marketing B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Marketing program provides a basic foundation in marketing skills, theory, and best practices, domestic and international. Coursework prepares students for entry-level positions in sales, customer service, public relations, product management, and market analysis; opportunities in professional marketing; and for graduate study. Students who choose to major in marketing have the opportunity to custom-design their programs. Non-marketing majors who are interested in marketing may select marketing courses that complement their major. Marriage and Family Therapy M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for careers as marriage and family therapists. Clinical placements focus on developing therapeutic skills. Program meets academic and clinical requirements for CT licensure for marital and family therapists (LMFT) and AAMFT Clinical Membership. Mathematics B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Mathematics Department offers five undergraduate programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. Students in this program acquire a deeper understanding of mathematical analysis and applied mathematics. Major requirements include Calculus I, II, and III; linear and abstract algebra; an introduction to the theory of functions; and an in-depth seminar on significant mathematical theorems and the proofs behind them. Required major electives will allow students to further customize their academic track with course options such as Number Theory; Fractal Geometry and Chaos; Introduction to Mathematica; advanced studies in statistics and actuarial science; and more, plus internship and independent study options. Mathematics - (Certifiable for Elementary Education) Elementary Education - Certifiable for Grades 1-6 The teacher preparation program in elementary education (grades 1 through 6) prepares beginning teachers to become highly knowledgeable about subject matter and pedagogy and critically reflective, responsive, passionate, compassionate educators who are committed to meeting the learning needs of all children with diverse, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds. Mathematics (For students completing secondary certificates) Minor Minor Mathematics (Non-teaching) Minor Minor Mathematics for Certified Elementary and Middle School Teachers M.S. Master's Degree Program Offers two tracks for certified teachers: elementary and middle school. Provides in-depth examination of mathematics topics, student learning, and emerging research on the development of children/adolescents. Mathematics for Certified Secondary Teachers M.S. Master's Degree Program Provides secondary mathematics teachers with additional content and knowledge to help them become more effective teachers. Covers advanced mathematical topics, research on teaching and learning, trends and effective use of technology in teaching mathematics. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Mathematics for Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Certificates For students who already hold a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue teacher certification in Mathematics, this program prepares students for secondary education teacher certification. The program provides the necessary coursework and field experiences leading toward teacher certification in CT. Mathematics with Specialization in Actuarial Science M.A. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for work in life, health, and property casualty insurance as well consulting firms and government agencies analyzing risk and solving financial problems. Coursework covers a substantial portion of the material on the first four examinations of the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. Mathematics with Specialization in Actuarial Science B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Mathematics Department offers five undergraduate programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Specialization in Actuarial Science. Students in this program acquire a deeper understanding of mathematical analysis, applied mathematics, and financial risk assessment. Major requirements include Calculus I, II, and III; linear and abstract algebra; an introduction to the theory of functions; and advanced studies in statistics and actuarial science. Required major electives will allow students to further customize their academic track with course options in finance, accounting, economics, computer science, and SOA-CAS exam prep, among others. Mathematics with Specialization in Computer Science M.A. Master's Degree Program For professionals in informational sciences and students requiring additional mathematical background for doctoral programs. Provides an introduction to mathematics at an advanced level and introduction to advanced topics in computer science. Mathematics with Specialization in Statistics M.A. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for careers in statistics or biostatics working in industries such as pharmaceuticals, teaching, or as financial analysts. Prepares graduates for continuing work in statistics at the doctoral level. Mathematics with Specialization in Statistics B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Mathematics Department offers five undergraduate programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics. Students in this program acquire a deeper understanding of mathematical analysis, applied mathematics, and statistics. Major requirements include Calculus I, II, and III; linear and abstract algebra; an introduction to the theory of functions; and advanced studies in statistics. Required major electives will allow students to further customize their academic track with course options in computer science, psychology, actuarial science, and SOA-CAS exam prep, among others. Mathematics-General M.A. Master's Degree Program For students interested in teaching at the community college level and for current high school mathematics teachers, provides advanced mathematical study and prepares graduates for work at doctoral level. Mathematics, B.S. - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 Mechanical Engineering B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Mechanical Engineering program prepares students to conduct research and to develop, design, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. Students will become familiar with power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, machine tools, material handling systems, elevators and escalators, industrial production equipment, and robots used in manufacturing. The ME major features two areas of specialization that are particularly appropriate for Connecticut: manufacturing and aerospace. Graduates enter industry in conceptual design, systems engineering, manufacturing, or product research and development in an array of fields, including developing aircraft, aircraft components, satellites, rockets, fuel cells, and vehicles. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Mechanical Engineering Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with relevant industrial experience within the academic environment. Students become experts in state-of-the-art computer facilities, materials testing, power transmission, fluids, automation, and manufacturing laboratories. Students also gain experience with computer software used widely in the industry, including CAD, CIM, and FEA. Companies such as Loctite, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky Aircraft consistently choose our graduates for entry into competitive applied engineering positions. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Media Studies B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The major in Media Studies offers a balanced curriculum that integrates theory and practice. Students learn theoretical and critical approaches to media content, systems, and institutions that cultivate skills in critical thinking, analysis, and writing. The major also prepares students to create their own media content including films, documentaries, and multimedia products through traditional and emerging technologies. The curriculum encourages students to cultivate an appreciation for aesthetics and artistry in media production and content. Middle Eastern Studies Minor Minor Modern Language M.A. Master's Degree Program Offers advanced study in language, culture, and literature. Specializations in Italian, Spanish, Italian or Spanish for Certified Teachers, and an Inter-University Master's in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture in conjunction with University of Salamanca (students study in Spain for part of the degree requirements). Modern Language Minor Minor Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Modern Languages for Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Certificates Designed for students who currently hold a bachelor's degree and seek certification to teach a foreign language (French, German, Italian, and/or Spanish). This non-degree program includes assessment of oral competency, courses in core language areas, and student teaching. Music B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs CCSU offers a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts. The B.S. in Music Education is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in music and music education necessary for certification to teach music (PK-12) in public schools in Connecticut. Students who pursue a B.A. in music degree may choose an emphasis in Jazz Studies, Performance, Theory/Composition, or a concentration outside of the major. Music Minor Minor Music Education M.S. Master's Degree Program Provides professional training in music education, performance, composition, music theory, music history, and education to certified music teachers. Courses offer hands-on experiences and practical teaching techniques. Graduates develop the analytic and critical skills. Music Education - (Certifiable for PK-12 Teaching) All Level Education - Certifiable for PK-12 CCSU offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Music Education, and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). The B.S. in Music Education is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in music and music education needed for certification to teach music (PK-12) in public schools in Connecticut. Students pursuing a B.A. in music degree may choose an emphasis in: Jazz Studies; Performance; Theory/Composition; or a concentration outside of the major. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Music Education (K-12) Teacher Licensure Certificates Designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree are not certified in music education, program provides coursework and field experiences leading toward teacher certification in CT. Networking Information Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Focusing on local and wide network design and administration and Internet technologies, the Networking Information Technology major prepares students for careers in the evolving world of Information Technology. Coursework explores computer hardware and software in depth, along with the peripheral devices closely associated with computer-based systems. The program is accredited by Association of Technology, Management, & Applied Engineering. Networking Technology Minor Minor Nursing B.S.N. Undergraduate Degree Programs CCSU offers two Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs: 1) Four-year traditional BSN curriculum for those students with no prior degree; and 2) RN/BSN program for registered nurses who wish to pursue a baccalaureate. The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Central Connecticut State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N. Undergraduate Degree Programs CCSU offers two Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs: 1) Four-year traditional BSN curriculum for those students with no prior degree; and 2) RN/BSN program for registered nurses who wish to pursue a baccalaureate. The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Central Connecticut State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Nursing: Hospice & Palliative Care MSN Master's Degree Program The Master of Science in Nursing in Hospice and Palliative Care program offers nurses a holistic approach to hospice and palliative care training. As students work to complete the master's level essential skills required by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, they also will gain the skills necessary to deliver advanced nursing care and options for end-of-life and chronic care patients and their support networks. Coursework will include theory and best practices; end-of-life care policy and ethical issues; nursing leadership; pharmacology and complementary therapies; and more, followed by a nursing practicum and capstone project. Online coursework is available. Nurses who complete this program will be eligible for certification by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Membership to the Graduate Nursing Student Academy is encouraged. The GSNA provides programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled in master's programs at AACN universities and colleges. Online Spanish M.A. Master's Degree Program This MA program is designed to provide Spanish graduate students in general and current in-service teachers in particular with graduate-level coursework in Spanish language and Hispanic literature and cultures. The program consists of 30 credits and capstone (Plan A: Thesis; Plan B: Comprehensive Exams). In brief, this original program can be characterized by its flexibility, the high quality of its instruction, the state of the art technology that allows for interactivity over the Internet and the closest experience on line to a real classroom. Peace Studies Minor Minor Philosophy B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The study of philosophy develops many skills, such as critical thinking; clear written communication on complex topics; reasoning and argumentation; consideration of many perspectives on a single subject; and consideration of ethics and values in public and private spheres. Philosophy Minor Minor Physical Education - (Certifiable for PK-12 Teaching) All Level Education - Certifiable for PK-12 Students in CCSU's Physical Education for Teacher Certification program can become qualified, physical educators for elementary and secondary schools in Connecticut. Students are provided with a variety of classroom learning experiences as well as experimental learning opportunities with partner school districts where they learn up to date teaching techniques and apply them in an authentic environment. Emphasis is placed on integration of cross-curricular teaching, technology, as well as various teaching strategies to improve physical literacy. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Physical Education (K-12) Teacher Licensure Certificates Students who hold a bachelor's degree may pursue teacher certification in Physical Education through this post-baccalaureate program. This program prepares students for PK-12 teacher certification and does not result in a master's degree. Physical Education with Specialization in Exercise Science M.S. Master's Degree Program For students interested in careers in certified athletic training; strength and conditioning; and health and fitness. Graduates find employment on athletic teams, college and high school athletic programs, private fitness facilities, community health organizations, and corporate fitness programs. Physical Education with Specialization in Teaching Physical Education (For Certified Teachers) M.S. Master's Degree Program Designed for certified teachers interested in teaching physical education or health. Provides current knowledge in the field including theories on improving student learning, using technology as instructional tools, current trends and issues confronting PE and health teachers, and contemporary instructional models. Physics B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs Physics is the hub from which all of science and technology emanates. CCSU's Bachelor of Science in Physics program provides strong analytical and problem-solving skills applicable to many professional fields. The Physics B.S. requires a minor in any subject or a concentration in at least one of the following: Biology, Biomolecular Science, Finance, or Engineering Physics. Students in the program go on to graduate school for further study in physics, engineering, law school, medical school, and medical physics; to entry-level research and development positions in industry; and a host of other options. CCSU also offers a Bachelor of Science in Physics for Teacher Certification program in collaboration with the School of Education & Professional Studies. Physics - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 Physics is the hub from which all of science and technology emanates. CCSU offers a program in physics (B.S.), which provides strong analytical and problem-solving skills. The Physics B.S. requires a minor in any subject, or a concentration in at least one of the following: Biology, Biomolecular Science, and Finance. Students with this major go to graduate school in physics, engineering, law school, medical school, medical physics, as well as entry level research and development positions in industry, and a host of other options. CCSU also offers a physics major leading to a B.S. for Teacher Certification, geared toward teaching in high schools, the program is in collaboration with the CCSU School of Education & Professional Studies, and leads to teacher certification. Physics Minor Minor Physics (Certifiable for secondary teaching) Minor Minor Polish Studies Minor Minor 6 credits of Polish language, unless waived by the Modern Language Department. Political Science B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The political science major provides students with a broad foundation in American and comparative politics and an understanding of the dynamic relationships between political ideas, behavior, and institutions. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of careers in politics and public service, as well as graduate studies in law, public affairs, and political science. We strive to teach our graduates to be thoughtful professionals and engaged citizens in their communities. In addition to the general major in political science CCSU offers a B.A. degree in Political Science with a specialization in public administration. Political Science Minor Minor Political Science with Specialization in Legal Studies B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs Political Science with Specialization in Public Administration B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The political science major provides students with a broad foundation in American and comparative politics and an understanding of the dynamic relationships between political ideas, behavior, and institutions. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of careers in politics and public service, as well as graduate studies in law, public affairs, and political science. We strive to teach our graduates to be thoughtful professionals and engaged citizens in their communities. This program requires internship participation. Practicing Anthropology Minor Minor Official Certificate Program in Pre-Health Studies Official Certificate Programs Designed for college graduates whose undergraduate background does not meet requirements for admission to professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry physical therapy, or veterinary medicine. Each student's academic program tailored to meet specific academic needs and professional goals. Advanced Official Certificate Program in Professional Counseling Advanced Official Certificate Programs For practicing counselors and clinicians who hold a Master's degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology, the program provides preparation for licensure as a Professional Counselor through the CT Department of Public Health. A new specialization in Gerontology Counseling offers additional clinical expertise working with older adults. Advanced Official Certificate Program in Professional Counseling, Gerontology Track Advanced Official Certificate Programs Psychological Science B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The faculty of the Department of Psychological Science are committed to working with our undergraduate students to help them develop a solid knowledge base in psychological science, scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills, communication skills, sociocultural and international awareness, ethical and social responsibility, and applied knowledge in professional settings. We prepare students for civic engagement, employment, and/or the pursuit of advanced degrees. We strive to be excellent instructors and mentors, to make scholarly contributions to science and to serve the community in a dedicated and professional manner. We work to facilitate life-long learning among our students from diverse backgrounds. Psychological Science Minor Minor Psychology M.A. Master's Degree Program The Department of Psychological Science offers the Master of Arts in Psychology with specializations in Community Psychology, Health Psychology and General Psychology. Community psychology uses an ecological systems approach to understand individuals and communities within their context. The field focuses on advancing theory and research to increase empowerment, promote action research, advance social justice, and prevent the development of social problems. A major focus of the specialization is on developing and evaluating preventive interventions in the community with an emphasis on using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Collaborating with community members is considered essential with the recognition that they are the experts and by working together as research partners, solutions are more contextually-grounded and sustainable. This specialization is designed to train students to be active practitioners in prevention and community-based research The program in Health Psychology leads students to understand the biological, psychological, behavioral, and social factors in health and illness and to develop interventions designed to foster health. Students are prepared to work in human services, non-profit organizations, primary care and other medical settings and go on to advanced doctoral programs in Health Psychology.” The Department also offers a specialization in General Psychology. This specialization can be designed to prepare students to work in a variety of research settings or for a career in the field of human services. The General Psychology specialization offers a high degree of flexibility in course selection and focus, and is designed to afford you the opportunity to follow your interests. You will work with the guidance of one or more professors to tailor your course selection in the direction you would like to go. All of our specializations offer accessible but rigorous entry-level graduate training for individuals who wish to ultimately seek a doctorate in Psychology or related fields. The program is available for both part-time and full-time students. Most courses are offered in the evening. Public History M.A. Master's Degree Program Public historians are front-line interpreters bringing historical knowledge to a broad public audience beyond the traditional academic classroom. Working in such varied institutions as museums, government agencies and heritage destination sites, public historians expand on the research skills and content knowledge of traditionally trained historians to incorporate new sources of historical evidence such as oral history and material culture. Public History Minor Minor The Minor in Public History prepares students for non-teaching careers as historians outside the academy. Emphasis is placed on exposing students to the broad range of skills and issues associated with careers in museums, archives, historic preservation agencies, heritage tourism, historic site assessment, cultural resource management, and other careers that utilize the skills of the historian outside of the classroom setting. Official Certificate Program in Public Relations/Promotions Official Certificate Programs For college graduates, the program provides advanced study of public relations/promotions. Students examine case studies for public and private organizations as well as profit/non-profit contexts and plan, monitor and evaluate communication campaigns. Advanced Official Certificate Program in Reading and Language Arts Advanced Official Certificate Programs For students with the MS in Reading and Language Arts, program provides coursework leading to endorsement as a Reading and Language Arts Consultant in the Connecticut. Reading and Language Arts M.S. Master's Degree Program Program prepares literacy professionals who meet the reading standards of the International Reading Association and the state. Offers three strands: Classroom Instruction in Reading and Language Arts; Reading-Mathematics; and Corrective and Remedial Reading and Language Arts. Sixth-Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts Sixth-Year Certificate Prepares literacy professionals and/or literacy coaches. Program offers both certificate or non-certificate tracks and meets IRA standards for reading professionals and/or the Connecticut state standards for advanced certifications in reading and language arts. Reading and Language Arts: Jamaica Strand M.S. Master's Degree Program The MS Reading and Language Arts-Jamaica program at Central Connecticut State University is not being offered by the Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education at this time. Religious Studies Minor Minor Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Technology B.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering Technology program is designed to provide students with in-depth technical knowledge in the fields of computers, control systems, electronics, mechanicals, and applications through textbook and hands-on learning in designing, improving, or maintaining robotic systems; manufacturing automation systems; and process control systems. The program's professional development section prepares students to advance their careers through continued self-development and by creating innovative practical solutions to diverse real-world technical problems. The RMET curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC of ABET). Advanced Official Certificate Program in School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy Advanced Official Certificate Programs For post-graduate students of master's or doctoral programs in Marriage and Family Therapy who wish to complete requirements for a Provisional Educator Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy through the State of CT Department of Education. Science Minor Minor Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Science for Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Certificates Program prepares students for secondary teacher certification in Science Education: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, General Science, and Physics. Social Justice Minor Minor The Philosophy department minor in Social Justice introduces students to philosophical literature and analysis through the examination of concepts and theories related to social justice, such as those concerning equality, democracy, and oppression. Moreover, through their coursework, students will apply philosophical concepts and theories to contemporary issues of social justice within the United States, such as racism in the criminal justice system, affirmative action, poverty, gender-based violence, and welfare. Finally, students will work to develop and improve their skills in philosophical reasoning, discourse, writing, and problem solving, particularly as these apply to questions and concerns of social justice. Social Studies Minor Minor Social Work B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs Students who major in social work will develop all core competencies for entry-level generalist social work practice in a global context. Students learn culturally competent practice skills with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities using theoretical and research-informed practice models. Students engage, access, intervene, and evaluate client systems by applying critical thinking skills in accordance with the values and ethical principles of the social work profession. Students advance human rights and social and economic justice through policy, practice, and client self-determination, empowerment, and self-sufficiency with respect for client strengths and resilience. Sociology B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs Students who major in sociology acquire a firm understanding of the complex social structures and processes that connect their private lives and experiences to their present society as well as to the multi-varied characteristics of global society. Students become adept in logical and analytical reasoning, social scientific inquiry, a socio/historical consciousness, and an understanding of the relationship between social inequality and matters of social justice. Sociology Minor Minor Software Engineering M.S. Master's Degree Program Stay ahead of the curve in a constantly changing, rapidly advancing field or ramp up to join one of the fastest growing, in-demand professions. Fresh out of college or mid-career professional, the CCSU MS in Software Engineering is the ideal program for you! Spanish B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish program explores both the linguistic and the social aspects of Spanish culture. Students will master intermediate skills in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish; examine creative expressions of the language in relevant literature; and place it all in context through coursework in the history of Spain. Twelve required credits of electives approved by faculty will allow students to customize their studies to best suit various career paths. A Bachelor of Science option is available to students who also wish to gain teaching certification. Students also may elect to pursue an Inter-University B.A. or B.S. in Spanish, which requires completion of 12 credits over one semester at a CCSU Spanish-speaking partner institution abroad. Spanish - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 Through course work and field experiences this program prepares students who seek teacher certification in Spanish at the secondary level. Spanish with Specialization in Inter-University Spanish Language and Culture - (Certifiable for Secondary Teaching) Secondary Education - Certifiable for Grades 7-12 Special Education: Specialization for Initial Certification or Teachers Seeking Cross Endorsement M.S. Master's Degree Program The Master of Science in Special Education: Specialization for Initial Certification or Teachers Seeking Cross Endorsement serves two audiences: applicants who, after receiving an undergraduate degree that did not lead to teacher certification, want to pursue coursework leading to teacher certification in special education, as well as teachers who hold a current Connecticut Teaching certificate in elementary, secondary, or K-12 education. This master's-level Specialization provides coursework that leads to initial certification or a cross-endorsement in Special Education. Nationally accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), this program also meets certification requirements of the Connecticut State Department of Education. Special Education: Specialization for Special Education Teachers M.S. Master's Degree Program For students with a bachelor's degree and certification, program provides advanced study. Curriculum aligns with the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Special Education: Specialization in Inclusion and Transition M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares general education teachers with the knowledge and skills to develop effective teaching and learning environments for individuals with disabilities. Designed for students who hold teaching credentials in Connecticut. Curriculum aligns with the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Does not lead to a cross-endorsement in special education. Special Studies Undergraduate Degree Programs Students in good standing may opt to design and propose a major course of study with the help of an academic advisor. Proposals must demonstrate that the university's current major programs do not fulfill the student's intended course of study. Special studies students must draw on existing courses to craft their program and meet all academic requirements of the University. An academic committee will grant final approval of the proposal. Statistics Minor Minor STEM Education for Certified Teachers M.S. Master's Degree Program Provides certified teachers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with the tools to create interdisciplinary classrooms. Program enables teachers to prepare students for college readiness, future STEM careers, and teach students critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills. Courses align with national and/or CT state content standards. Strategic Communication M.S. Master's Degree Program Prepares students for careers in communications and related fields (advertising, community relations, public affairs, customer service, non-profit communications, media relations, and more). Learn to apply research methods (surveys, focus groups, ethnography), diagnose communications problems and create communication campaigns. Intercultural communications strategies emphasized. Strategic Communication B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs Designed for students interested in promotions and public relations careers, this major provides students with the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience they will need to implement strategic communication campaigns and initiatives for organizations in the for-profit and nonprofit sector. Graduates are prepared for careers in employee communication, special events, and training and development in corporate and nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Advanced Official Certificate Program in Superintendent of Schools Advanced Official Certificate Programs Designed for educational professionals seeking certification as a School District Superintendent (093), this program consists of three courses on theory, research, and practice and two courses on district level practices. Candidates complete 15 semester hours as mandated by State Department of Education. Official Certificate Program in Supply Chain Analytics Official Certificate Programs Those who complete the certificate in supply chain analytics will learn now to leverage their organization's big data to respond to the increasingly challenging demands of regional, national, and international operating systems, pressures related to pricing and low-cost competitors, and changing demands from customers. Graduates will know how to use data analytics to derive value from their organization's supply chain that will result in savings and efficiencies. Official Certificate Program in Supply Chain and Logistics Official Certificate Programs Designed for professionals involved in any aspect of the supply chain from engineering, packaging, purchasing, storage and distribution, traffic and transportation, and customer service. Program examines every function within the supply chain including financial, marketing, and sales issues. Supply Chain and Logistics Management M.S. Master's Degree Program The M.S. in Supply Chain & Logistics Management (SCLM) program prepares students and working professionals careers requiring technical, analytical, and leadership competencies necessary to improve supply chain and logistics processes. The SCLM program combines advanced study in disciplines that expand knowledge in supply chain strategy, warehousing, transporting, logistics, quality, operations, process improvement and leadership. Teacher Leadership M.S. Master's Degree Program The master's degree in Teacher Leadership is a 30-credit program designed to prepare educational leaders who are capable of implementing innovative instructional approaches and enhancing the effectiveness of their organizations. The program is primarily focused on PK-12 settings. It can also apply to a diversity of other private and non-profit sector organizations. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) M.S. Master's Degree Program Designed for those students with an interest in language and linguistics who wish to work with non-English speaking students. The TESOL program prepares teachers to meet the instructional needs of students of English as a second language or foreign language while encouraging students to maintain native languages and cultural competencies. Teaching: Teacher Education with Specializations in English (7-12) M.A.T. Master's Degree Program Full-time program expedites teacher preparation in the teaching shortage area of English. The 13-month program begins in late May each year and uses a cohort model to enhance program completion rates and teacher retention. Students complete a structured sequence of courses, field experiences, and classroom-based action research. Teaching: Teacher Education with Specializations in History/Social Studies (7-12) M.A.T. Master's Degree Program Teaching: Teacher Education with Specializations in Mathematics (7-12) M.A.T. Master's Degree Program Full-time program expedites teacher preparation in the teaching shortage area of mathematics. The 13-month program uses a cohort model to enhance program completion rates and teacher retention. Students complete a structured sequence of courses, field experiences, and classroom-based action research. Teaching: Teacher Education with Specializations in Sciences (7-12) M.A.T. Master's Degree Program Full-time program expedites teacher preparation in the teaching shortage area of science. The 13-month program begins in late May and uses a cohort model to enhance program completion rates and teacher retention. Students complete a structured sequence of courses, field experiences, and classroom-based action research. Note: Available science certifications include physics, chemistry, earth science, and biology. Teaching: Teacher Education with Specializations in Spanish (7-12) M.A.T. Master's Degree Program Full-time program expedites teacher preparation to teach in the teaching shortage area of Spanish. The 13-month program begins in late May each year and uses a cohort model to enhance program completion rates and teacher retention. Students complete a structured sequence of courses, field experiences, and classroom-based action research. Teaching: Teacher Education with Specializations in Special Education (7-12) M.A.T. Master's Degree Program Technology & Engineering Education B.S.Ed - (Certifiable for PK-12 Teaching) All Level Education - Certifiable for PK-12 The Technology & Engineering Education K-12 program prepares graduates to teach in elementary, middle, secondary, and adult technology & engineering education programs in Connecticut and throughout the US. Current teacher shortages in the discipline have prompted many school systems throughout the country to offer financial incentives in a bid to attract qualified Technology & Engineering Education instructors to their systems. Technology & Engineering Education graduates may also obtain positions as teachers in foreign countries, instructors/supervisors in human resource programs in industry or government agencies, and as industry professionals. The program is accredited by Council on Technology Teacher Education as a specialty area accreditation, recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Technology and Engineering Education (K-12) Teacher Licensure Certificates Program provides courses for college graduates leading to teacher certification in technology and engineering education. Comprised of technical and professional courses, the program is offered in the late afternoon and evenings. Technology Management M.S. Master's Degree Program For students and working professionals interested in managing technology oriented organizations, provides the tools to help graduates become innovative leaders and managers. Covers skills needed to manage product life cycles, manage operations including facilities and resources, understand how to create "Lean" working environments, and learn how to lead project and problem-solving teams. Official Certificate Program in TESOL Official Certificate Programs Provides a foundation in TESOL including principles, methods, and materials for teaching English to non-English speaking students at all levels. TESOL Minor Minor TESOL offers a strong foundation and introduction for those who hope to become teachers of English as a second language in a wide range of contexts. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in TESOL (K-12) Teacher Licensure Certificates Certification in TESOL is a non-degree program offered to persons with a bachelor's degree whose undergraduate course work does not meet the requirements for State of Connecticut teacher certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Certification is available at the PK-12 level. A minimum of 15 credits in TESOL content areas is required before teacher candidacy and student teaching. Interested candidates may contact the TESOL program in the English Department for further information. Theatre B.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Theatre major is a comprehensive program that teaches students practical application of techniques and theory, plus personal awareness, to prepare them for productive participation in an increasingly diverse and multicultural world. Theatre majors participate in a season of plays and other theatrical events; work with area high school students in outreach programs; and often perform with Hartford, New Haven, and other regional theatre groups. Theatre Minor Minor Theatre with Specialization in Performance B.F.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Theatre with Specialization in Performance program guides students in the practical application of techniques and theory, plus personal awareness, to prepare them for productive participation in an increasingly diverse and multicultural world. Electives in this specialization include Shakespearean Production, Modern Dance and Theory, Advanced Voice Development, and Principles of Choreography, among others. Theatre majors participate in a season of plays and other theatrical events; work with area high school students in outreach programs; and often perform with Hartford, New Haven, and other regional theatre groups. Theatre with Specialization in Technology, Design and Production B.F.A. Undergraduate Degree Programs The Theatre with Specialization in Technology, Design and Production program guides students in the practical application of techniques and theory, plus personal awareness, to prepare them for productive participation in an increasingly diverse and multicultural world. Coursework in this specialization focuses on stagecraft, costuming, lighting, sound, script analysis, and other important technical aspects of theatrical production. Theatre majors also participate in a season of plays and other theatrical events; work with area high school students in outreach programs; and often perform with Hartford, New Haven, and other regional theatre groups. Tourism Minor Minor Official Certificate Program in Transition Specialist Official Certificate Programs The Transition Specialist Official Certificate Program (OCP) is designed to prepare post bachelors professionals and those who already hold a license or certification in Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation or general counseling to promote successful post-school employment and/or education outcomes of youth and young adults with disabilities. A certificate in advanced graduate work is issued upon completion of a combination of 16 to 18 credits of selected 500-level courses, with a grade of B or better, designed for the certificate program. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor Minor Writing & Publishing Minor Minor If you are interested in publishing or writing for digital media, you may be interested in a Writing Minor. The Minor in Writing requires courses in writing for digital media, publishing and narrative nonfiction, but also offers many electives, including poetry, fiction, and playwriting.