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Students at Eastern interested in the teaching profession have a choice of three programs to prepare them for certification: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education (K-6); and Secondary Education (7-12). Students seeking to become teachers in the state of Connecticut must double major in education and a subject area.

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Eastern Alumni

Justin Brown

Dr. Justin Brown ’09 “Eastern provides an environment that is intellectually engaging, culturally diverse and socially enriching. It is my professional opinion that the KPE faculty are among the best educators in the country.”

Anthony Lucia

Anthony Lucia Biology ’13 “During my time at Eastern, I was able to supplement my degree with a variety of independent research, travel and important life experiences that have been invaluable in both my professional and personal life.”

Molly Rathbun

Molly Rathbun Four-time All-American ’12 “I strongly believe being a student athlete shaped me into the best version of myself, and has made me realize my passion for helping others to do the same.”

Sinque Tavares

Sinque Tavares Theatre ’17 “My eyes have been opened to other dance forms and how to choreograph in different perspectives; I like to incorporate different genres into the same dance — hip hop, jazz, modern, tap — I like to do everything.”

Chris Gardella

Chris Gardella Accounting ’15 “Volunteering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program opened the door for me at KPMG, and also impacted me on a personal level — the gratitude you get from helping a client in need leaves a mark on you.”