Diocese of Bridgeport Teacher Certification Partnership

gseap_dob_students11aAre you a classroom teacher in the Diocese of Bridgeport (DOB)? If so, perhaps you'll be interested in the partnership between Fairfield University and the Diocese to support DOB classroom teachers in earning Connecticut state educator certification. This effort will ensure the excellence of lay teachers in the K-12 classrooms of the Diocese, and is consistent with the University's mission and commitment to social justice by helping to meet the educational needs of surrounding communities.

Through this partnership, the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) at Fairfield University provides graduate level study in its state-accredited elementary and secondary teacher certification programs to participating Diocesan classroom teachers, with the University and the Diocese covering most of the cost.

If you are a currently employed full-time elementary or secondary teacher in DOB schools, you have the opportunity to earn Connecticut state educator certification as well as credits toward the master of arts degree. Study in the elementary education program leads to state teacher certification in grades K through 6, while the secondary program leads to subject-specific state certification for grades 7 through 12 in the following endorsement areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History/ Social Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • General Science
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • French
  • German

For more information, download the Fairfield University and the Diocese of Bridgeport brochure (PDF).