Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions

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Fairfield University
Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
MottoPer Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem -- Through Faith to the Fullness of Truth
TypePrivate, Jesuit
DeanDr. Robert D. Hannafin
Location, ,
CampusSuburban 200 acres (809,000 m²)
WebsiteGSEAP Website

The Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions is a graduate education school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The school offers fully accredited graduate programs, according to the Connecticut State Department of Higher Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).[1] The school also offers an undergraduate Teacher Certification Program for Secondary Education in collaboration with the Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences.


  • 1950: First graduate classes in education were held on a coeducation basis. The Education Program for teacher certification was accredited by the State of Connecticut.[2]
  • 1963: Graduate Department of Education became the Graduate School of Education.[2]
  • 1975: School expanded its mission to include the training for the human services professions.[3]
  • 1981: Name changed from The Graduate School of Education to the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, to reflect the additional scope of the graduate programs.[3]
  • 2000: The Connecticut Writing Project, a branch of the National Writing Project offering professional development program for teachers in K-13, moved to Fairfield University.[4]
  • 2008: School granted full accreditation with no stipulations by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the first denominational school in Connecticut to earn this recognition.

Academic programs[edit]

Graduate programs[edit]

Joint programs[edit]

Family Counseling Center[edit]

The Family Counseling Center provides effective therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families, and trains professional marriage and family therapists. Since 1988, the Family Counseling Center has provided counseling and psychotherapy to clients from many walks of life. As a training facility, the Center's marriage and family therapist interns, supervised by a faculty team in the Marriage and Family Therapy master's program, provide a wide range of clinical services and work cooperatively with other medical and mental health professionals to ensure comprehensive treatment and client care.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ GSEAP Programs / Accreditation Listing
  2. ^ a b History of Fairfield University
  3. ^ a b Brief History of the School
  4. ^ Connecticut Writing Project moves to Fairfield University
  5. ^ The Family Counseling Center
  6. ^ Superintendent Appoints Greenwich High School Headmaster
  7. ^ New leadership at Neuhaus Education Center, accessed September 6, 2011.
  8. ^ Smith, Jenn (September 2, 2010). "Saint Joseph: New school year, and new principal". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "UCLA School Management Program: Juan Lopez Profile". Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  10. ^ One of Giants' Faithful Keeps the Faith
  11. ^ New Head of School Chosen Archived February 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Stratford Teacher Name State Teacher of the Year
  13. ^ NASSP Executive Director Gerald N. Tirozzi Profile
  14. ^ "China Care Foundation-About Us: Richard Whitcomb". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-02-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 41°10′54″N 73°17′25″W / 41.18153°N 73.29029°W / 41.18153; -73.29029