Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions

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Fairfield University
Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
Motto Per Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem -- Through Faith to the Fullness of Truth
Type Private, Jesuit
Established 1950
Dean Dr. Susan D. Franzosa[1]
Location Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Campus Suburban 200 acres (809,000 m²)
Website GSEAP 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).[2] 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.[3]
  • 1963: Graduate Department of Education became the Graduate School of Education.[3]
  • 1975: School expanded its mission to include the training for the human services professions.[4]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

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