School of Professional studies        

Jess House, Dean, White Hall 123
Phone: (203) 837-9500
Maryann Rossi, Associate Dean, White Hall 003c Phone: (203) 837-8950
Cheryl Bovat, Administrative Assistant Phone: (203) 837-8576
  Fax: (203) 837-8526



Education & Educational Psychology • Catherine O’Callaghan, Chair, WS250, (203) 837-3267

Faculty: J. Burke; K. Burke; K. Campbell (Graduate Coordinator, School Counseling); T. Canada; J. Caruso; M. Daria (El Ed Coordinator); M. Delcourt (Ed.D. Coordinator); M. Gilles (Graduate Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling); R. James; G. Lomas; B. Rabe (M.A.T. Coordinator); D. Shaw; M. Wilson (M.S. Ed Coordinator).


Health Promotion & Exercise Sciences • J. Rajcula and Robyn Housemann, Co-Chairs, B230a/B230b, (203) 837-8688/8882

Faculty: R. Housemann; J. Rajcula; J. Schlicht; E. Stevens; V. Verhoff.


Nursing • Joan Palladino, Chair, WH107a, (203) 837-8651

Faculty: E. Abate; C. Avery; D. Brown; C. Berte; K. D’Esposito; M. Doherty; L. Halloran (MS Coordinator); J. Lupinacci (Undergraduate Coordinator); J. Ort; B. Padykula; B. Piscopo (RN-BS Coordinator); C. Rice; M.A. Riley; M. Sousa; K. Thelian; L. Warren; E. Werner-Young.


Social Work • Patty Ivry, Chair, WH101A, (203) 837-8408

Faculty: D. Harris; K. Hinga; P. Ivry; R. Wase-Rancourt; S. Young.


Mission and Objectives 

The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to prepare students to be highly competent professionals in careers of education, health, and human services, who are also culturally competent professional leaders.  

The School recognizes the critical role that technology plays in preparing students for education, health, and human service careers. The faculty are committed to a curriculum that reflects the important role technology will have on these professions.

The School actively contributes to the body of knowledge of the education, health, and human services fields. Through applied research and scholarly activities, the faculty challenges students in scientific inquiry and performance-based practice. By offering continuing education for alumni and practicing professionals, they remain committed to life-long learning in response to changes in the education, health and human service professions. 

Departments in the School of Professional Studies are responsive and creative, in providing best practice teaching methods in each of their disciplines. They include evidence-based experimental learning practices and interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts with other units within the university and the professional communities. The School of Professional Studies is on the way to becoming the leading education center for Western Connecticut in the disciplines of education, health and human services. 

Graduate Degree Programs

Education and Educational Psychology

Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership

Certificate for Intermediate Administration and Supervision (Endorsement 092)

Master of Arts in Teaching


              Secondary Education –– Biology

              Secondary Education –– Mathematics

              Secondary Education –– Spanish

Master of Science in Education



     Instructional Technology (non-certification)

     Reading (non-certification)

     Special Education (non-certification)

Master of Science in Counselor Education


     Clinical Mental Health Counseling

     School Counseling


           BCBA Certificate 


Master of Science in Nursing

Adult- Gerontology Clinical Specialist

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Ed.D Nursing

Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Nurse Practitioner


Please refer to the department area in this catalog for specific procedures and requirements for admissions, or contact the Division of Graduate Studies at (203) 837-8244.

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