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The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public higher education institutions. With academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction, the Neag School offers a five-year Integrated Bachelor's/Master's program in teacher education and a one-year, post-baccalaureate teacher education program in critical shortage areas.

The Neag School of Education appears for the seventh consecutive year as one of the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the United States, tied at no. 17, per the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Among all graduate schools of education across the nation, the Neag School stands at no. 28, while its special education program is tied at no. 17 in the U.S. News 2023 specialty program category rankings.

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  • Avery Point, Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury, Storrs, CT

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Michael Fenn

All of the professors and teachers throughout the program were current classroom teachers or building administrators, so a great deal of what I learned was highly relevant to the current atmosphere of public schools.

Michael Fenn

University of Connecticut


Bachelor’s & certification

Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Preparation Program

  • 60 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

The Neag School offers a rigorous Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) program in teacher education. It's designed to provide students with an optimum combination of experiences in which they can build content area knowledge; knowledge of teaching and learning; and the practical knowledge required to be a successful and effective teacher for all students. The program is a five-year, upper-division undergraduate program combined with a Master of Arts degree program.

Majors include Elementary Education (grades 1-6), Music Education (grades PK-12), Special Education (grades K-12), and Secondary Education (grades 7-12) in these subject areas: English, Math, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physics), Social Studies, and World Languages (American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Latin/Classical Humanities, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish).

Graduates of the IB/M program receive a Bachelor of Science in education and a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction, or a Master of Arts in educational psychology (special education). The program begins with students completing at least two years of general education and subject area study prior to admission. Once admitted to the IB/M program, students generally complete two years of subject area major studies and professional education in teacher education leading to a Bachelor of Education. The undergraduate years are followed by one year of graduate-level professional education leading to a Master of Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Psychology. Completion of all program requirements results in the recommendation for certification as a teacher in Connecticut.

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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

  • $18,174

    In State Tuition

  • $40,086

    Out of State Tuition

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of Connecticut have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of Connecticut to see if you can, too!



Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

For information about scholarship opportunities, visit Scholarships on the University of Connecticut website.


Student Loans, Payroll Deduction

Visit Loans on the University of Connecticut website for information.


Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Visit Office of Student Financial Aid Services – Student Employment on the University of Connecticut website for information.


Tuition Waiver

Military veterans and certain members of the Connecticut Air/Army National Guard in good standing who meet certain criteria are eligible for tuition waivers at the University of Connecticut. Waivers cover only the costs of tuition for accredited programs at Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Visit veterans.uconn.edu for more information.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office


Biology, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Comprehensive Special Education, Grades K-12
Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Grades 7-12
Earth Science, Grades 7-12
Elementary, Grades 1-6
English, Grades 7-12
French, Grades 7-12
General Science, Grades 7-12
German, Grades 7-12
History & Social Studies, Grades 7-12
Italian, Grades 7-12
Latin & Classical Humanities, Grades 7-12
Mandarin Chinese, Grades 7-12
Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Music, Grades Pre-K-12
Physics, Grades 7-12
Spanish, Grades 7-12
For more information, visit: Admissions

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

The Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s program is built upon a foundation of program tenets that reflect state-of-the-art practice in teacher education.


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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