Teaching and Foundations

Our Purpose is Helping You Fulfill Yours

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department offers programs for educational professionals who wish to deepen and expand their knowledge of teaching and learning in a socio-cultural context. Organized around reflective inquiry and socially responsible professional practices, these programs are committed to educating instructors who have the knowledge, skills, and initiative to enact meaningful connections between theory and practice, and advocate for quality education for all students.

Whether you pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and Foundation or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), you'll learn within an inclusive environment of faculty, community leaders, and experienced, aspiring classroom teachers - providing you a strong, nurturing education to empower K-12 students to reach their full potential.

Program Information


New! Thanks to a generous grant from the Anne E. Fowler Foundation and the Grossman Family Foundation, Teaching & Foundations will introduce a master’s level Fellowship program in September 2015.  The Anne E. Fowler Literacy Fellowship leads to a MA in Teaching and Foundations with a concentration in literacy, language and culture. It is specifically designed for PreK to 3 teachers working in underperforming, urban school districts who want to help their students close the considerable literacy achievement gap in Connecticut.

Those qualified and chosen for a prestigious Anne E. Fowler Literacy Fellowship will receive:

  • Full tuition
  • Stipend
  • Notebook computer
  • Health insurance during course of study

To learn more, www.fairfield.edu/literacy