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Teacher Certification Program Alumni

Alumna Story: Keela Parsons, '14 

 Recent Graduate from the Education, Teacher Certification Program

"alumnaThe Graduate Education Program here at UNH provided me with an invaluable experience. I chose to do an internship, where I worked for a year at Tolland High School. The knowledge and real world skills I acquired while completing my internship have proven incredibly helpful in my career. When it came time to student teach, I applied what I previously learned and felt comfortable in a classroom setting. My cooperating teacher said it was evident that my internship experience had given me a leg up on working in a school, and was able to help me further improve my pedagogy. I learned so much in my classes, and my professors were always willing to go that extra mile for me. Between my coursework and internship experience, I was ready to take on any challenges that were thrown my way. I also feel that this program better prepared me to be a successful teacher because I was exposed to numerous strategies, methods, and veteran educators. This combination gave me a strong foundation I could rely on when tough situations arose in the classroom. After finishing this program, I felt very prepared for the world of teaching and I cannot wait to see where my career takes me. I'm currently teaching eighth grade science at Tolland Middle School as a long term substitute."





There are more than 395 alumni of the University of New Haven's Graduate Education Department currently teaching in over 95 school districts throughout Connecticut! 

School districts where UNH Alumni are working:
Ansonia Essex New London Stamford
Berlin Fairfield New Milford Stonington
Bethany Glastonbury Newtown Stratford
Bethel Greenwich North Branford Thomaston
Bloomfield Griswold North Haven Tolland
Branford Groton North Stonington Torrington
Bridgeport Guilford Norwalk Trumbull
Bristol Hamden Norwich Vernon
Cheshire Hartford Orange Voluntown
Chester Ledyard Oxford Wallingford
Clinton Litchfield Plainville Waterbury
Colchester Madison Plymouth Waterford
Coventry Manchester Region School District 12 Watertown
Cromwell Mansfield Region School District 14 Westbrook
Darien Meriden Region School District 15 West Hartford
Deep River Middletown Region School District 16 West Haven
Derby Milford Region School District 18 Weston
East Granby Monroe Seymour Westport
East Haddam Montville Sharon Wilton
East Hartford Naugatuck Shelton Windsor
East Haven New Britain Sherman Windsor Locks
East Lyme New Hartford Simsbury Wolcott
East Windsor New Haven Somers Woodbridge
Enfield Newington South Windsor