Partnerships and Centers

Partnerships and Centers


The Center for Early Childhood Education is a multidisciplinary research and training institute at Eastern Connecticut State University. Housed in a high-tech facility connected to a model early care and education program, the Center works to enhance the quality of early care and education.

The AACTE Holmes Master’s Program supports graduate level students from historically underrepresented groups interested in a career in teaching or school administration. Eastern’s Holmes Master’s Program is the first one offered in the region.

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Eastern Connecticut State University has partnered with both the Coventry Public Schools and the Windham Public Schools for the development of an internship program. This program is designed to reshape graduate teacher education by ensuring long-term, high quality clinical experiences for those professionals seeking to become classroom teachers. Each intern will work in an assigned classroom for a complete academic year, while completing university coursework.

Both university and school district partners will collaborate on supervision and curriculum to ensure that theory and practice are integrated. Graduate students will also participate in school wide initiatives and demonstrate positive impact on student learning and the school community as a program outcome.