Secondary Education (Sixth Year Certificate)

University of Bridgeport

12 months
760 USD/credit
760 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you are looking to teach students grades 7-12, we encourage you to explore our initial teacher certification program for secondary education. You can complete the program as either an intern or a traditional student, whichever works best with your busy lifestyle.


Each will prepare students who have a strong content knowledge in these areas for successful teaching careers.

As a Secondary Education (Sixth Year Certificate) candidate, at the University of Bridgeport, you may take coursework at any of our three locations, Bridgeport or Waterbury; however a few courses may only be offered in Bridgeport. *If you already have a master’s degree, you can complete the program at a Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) level. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.

Program Goals

University of Bridgeport’s Secondary Education program will produce passionate, professional educators who are:

  • Knowledgeable about subject matter content
  • Skillful in creating meaningful learning environments
  • Committed to inquiry
  • Responsive to the developmental needs of a diverse student population

Programme Structure

As a graduate of the Secondary Education, M.S. or Sixth Year Degree Certificate program, you will be prepared to:

  • Plan lessons according to State guidelines
  • Demonstrate appropriate content knowledge in designated subject areas
  • Pass Praxis II content knowledge for secondary subject areas
  • Exhibit pedagogical knowledge appropriate to secondary classrooms
  • Differentiate instruction to suit the needs of a wide variety of students and students with special needs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • International transcripts must include an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work from an accredited academic evaluating service
  • Official Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (5751) score report*
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    760 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 760 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    760 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 760 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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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Secondary Education (Sixth Year Certificate)
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