Education Department Index

The mission of the Education Department at Eastern Connecticut State University is twofold: 1) To prepare reflective, responsive professional educators with evidence-based teaching skills and strategies to support students in their learning and development in a global community, and 2) to advocate for best practices for all students in diverse educational environments.

The Education Department prepares graduates for teaching positions in a variety of educational settings, from early childhood through elementary and secondary education through undergraduate and graduate certification programs. Candidates gain competence and skills in pedagogy; academic content areas; educational technology; and knowledge integration, while also demonstrating how to create learning environments that support student diversity. Professionalism and alignment with institutional, state, and national standards are also emphasized in the program. Eastern’s teacher preparation program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Faculty members also offer a wide variety of on-campus and online graduate courses and programs for teachers to further develop their knowledge and teaching ability.

Department Office

Dr. Sudha Swaminathan
Webb Hall, Rm.129
CECE, Rm. 218
phone number(860) 465-4535
fax number(860) 465-5099
Associate Chair:
Dr. Mark Fabrizi
Webb Hall, Rm. 154
phone number(860) 465-0659
fax number(860) 465-5099
Temporary Secretary:
Jill Karrenberg
Webb Hall, Rm. 124
phone number(860) 465-4530
fax number(860) 465-5099
University Assistant for Educational Experiences:
Ms. Jill Skowrenski
Webb Hall, Rm. 160
phone number(860) 465-1194
fax number(860) 465-5099
University Assistant for Tk20:
Ms. Amy Tse
Webb Hall, Rm. 124
phone number(860) 465-4534
fax number(860) 465-5099