M.A. On Campus

Teaching and Foundations

Fairfield University

24 months
815 USD/credit 14670 USD/year
815 USD/credit 14670 USD/year
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The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department from Fairfield University offers the Teaching and Foundations programs for educational professionals who wish to deepen and expand their knowledge of teaching and learning in a socio-cultural context. 


Organized around reflective inquiry and socially responsible professional practices, these programs are committed to educating instructors who have the knowledge, skills, and initiative to enact meaningful connections between theory and practice, and advocate for quality education for all students.

Whether you pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and Foundations or a Sixth Year Certificate (SYC) you'll learn within an inclusive environment of faculty, community leaders, and experienced, aspiring classroom teachers - providing you a strong, nurturing education to empower K-12 students to reach their full potential.

Career & Professional Opportunities

Fairfield University  graduates of our MA and SYC. programs in Teaching and Foundations are highly regarded and well received throughout the state and the region. 

Most of our MA graduates begin or continue careers as K-12 public or private school classroom teachers in Connecticut and the surrounding region.

Graduates of both programs establish or continue careers as community educators with local or regional organizations. Many serve in leadership positions in their schools or community organizations.

Our graduates become:

  • Master teachers
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Administrators
  • Community activists
  • Educational entrepreneurs
  • Teacher educators
  • Policy makers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Foundations
  • Social Foundations
  • Multicultural Foundations
  • Curriculum Foundations
  • Technology Foundations
  • Learning and Development Foundations
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Literacy, Language and Culture
  • Integrating Technologies
  • Individualized Concentration/Clusters

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will be reviewed when they are fully complete.


36 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online
  • Submit the $60 application fee
  • Answer "Yes" to the Non-Matriculated student question
  • Choose term to begin course work
  • Upload unofficial undergraduate transcript with degree posted to application file

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    14670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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