The Education Experience at Albertus

Completers of the undergraduate teacher preparation program reflect on their experiences in the program:

When you study to become a teacher in the education programs at Albertus Magnus College, you learn to guide and facilitate others' learning as you share your knowledge and enthusiasm for your subject.

Albertus offers an approved, pre-professional education program which leads to initial teacher certification in a number of subject area endorsements.

Planned Programs & Certification

All students interested in teaching should contact the Director of Education Programs as early as possible in the academic year to begin the process leading to fulfillment of their career goal.

The college is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and has approval by the Connecticut Department of Education to offer planned programs at the undergraduate level leading to initial teacher certification. Planned programs are in place as follows:

  • Secondary Level (grades 7 - 12): biology, business, chemistry, general science, English, history/social studies; mathematics, and Spanish
  • Middle Level (grades 4 - 8): English, general science, history/social studies, mathematics,
  • Grades pre k - 12: art

Field Experiences

Field experiences in teaching begin with your first semester in the program. You’ll observe and assist local classroom teachers for at least 40 hours during the semester. Throughout your program as a teacher candidate at Albertus, you will observe and assist students in both urban and suburban settings. With at least one-hundred hours of classroom experience under the guidance of professional teachers, you will know what to expect before your first formal student teaching assignment.

Affiliate Faculty Expand Your Horizons

Affiliate faculty members in Albertus' education programs are respected and experienced educators from local schools who partner with Albertus and offer you the benefit of their expertise in special areas. By visiting the classrooms of affiliate faculty, you can see how theory you are learning in education courses transfers to actual classroom practice.

Job Placement

Our completers in the teacher preparation program are successful in finding teaching assignments in many of the state school districts. With your commitment to educating the next generation, you’ll emerge from your Albertus education program with competence in your subject area, skill in the use of current instructional strategies, and experience serving diverse student populations.