Patricia Ivry, Interim Dean, WH 123
Phone: (203) 837-9500
Maryann Rossi, Associate Dean, WH 003c Phone: (203) 837-8950
Cheryl Bovat, Administrative Assistant, WH 123 Phone: (203) 837-8576
  Fax: (203) 837-8526




Education and Educational Psychology Catherine O’Callaghan, Chair & M.S. Ed/Coordinator, WS 129 (203) 837-3267
Faculty J. Burke (Applied Behavior Analysis Coordinator); K. Campbell (Graduate Coordinator, School Counseling); T. Canada; J. Caruso; M. Daria (Elementary Education Coordinator); N. DeRonck; M. Delcourt (Ed.D. Coordinator); J. Jaslow; S. Kuhn; G. Lomas; J. Piro (092 Certificate Coordinator); D. Shaw; T. Stewart; K. Zaleta (M.A.T. Coordinator).
Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Robyn Housemann, Chair, BR 230D, (203) 837-8882, Jeff Schlicht, Assistant Chair, BR 230F, (203) 837-8687
Faculty E. Balk; D. Colaianni; P. McDiarmid; E. Stevens.
Nursing Joan Palladino, Chair, WH 107A, (203) 837-8651
Faculty E. Abate; D. Bennett; D. Brown; S. Burger (EDD Coordinator); P. Cumella; L. Dalessio; M. Doherty; P. Geraci; D. Graham; J. Lupinacci (Undergraduate Coordinator); M. Nielson; J. Ort; B. Padykula; B. Piscopo (R.N.- B.S. Coordinator); S. Pranger; T. Puckhaber; C. Rice; M.A. Riley; M. Sousa; L. Warren (MSN Coordinator); E. Werner-Young.
Social Work Deneen Harris, Chair, WH 101E, (203) 837-3292
Faculty  K. Brown; A. Moreira; R. Wade-Rancourt; L. Salas; S. Young.

Mission and Objectives 

The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to prepare students to be highly competent professionals in education, nursing, health promotion, and social work. The programs in the school are nationally recognized for achieving high professional standards and intensive clinical experiences. The school recognizes the effect of a dynamic, changing society on these professions and is committed to responding positively to these changes. This is accomplished by close involvement with practicing professionals and timely updates to our programs of study.

The school actively contributes to the body of knowledge of these professions. Through applied research and scholarly activities, the faculty challenges students in scientific inquiry and performance-based practice. The school provides entry to these professions through initial preparation at the undergraduate level and further development through master’s and doctoral programs. 

Departments in the School of Professional Studies are responsive and creative in providing best-practice teaching methods in each of their disciplines. Each department uses evidence-based, experimental, teaching and learning methods and engages in interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts with other units within the university and the professional communities. The School of Professional Studies is the leading education center for western Connecticut in the professions of education, nursing, health promotions, and social work.

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 Applied Behavior Analysis

Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis

Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis 

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



Doctor of Education in Nursing Education

Master of Science in Nursing

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Specialist

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

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 Office of Graduate Studies at (203) 837-8243.

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