Message from Chair of E& EPY Department

Welcome to the Education and Educational Psychology Department where we seek to prepare innovative and creative teachers and leaders to join us in our work to improve K-12 education in the state and region. Our programs, which address education professions including teaching, counseling, and instructional leadership, are known in the region for their standard of excellence. Our graduates currently serve as teachers, school principals, and superintendents throughout Connecticut, New York, and the northeast region. The E & EPY Department works closely with many local school districts to provide multiple opportunities for our students to teach, tutor, mentor, and collaborate with P-12 students in field settings. We hope you will use this site to explore our nationally recognized programs as we strive to create teachers, counselors, and leaders for the 21st century.

Vision Statement

 

WCSU will lead the region in preparing education and counseling professionals who lead, innovate, and create environments where all students can learn for today’s diverse classroom.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Education and Educational Psychology Department is to prepare candidates for careers as teachers, counselors, and specialized professionals committed to the continuous support and development of collaborative projects with area schools and community agencies. We embrace the broader mission of Western Connecticut State University by providing our students with a quality education by fostering their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals, and leaders in a global society.  To achieve this mission students will:

  • Participate in field experiences and service in the community,
  • Demonstrate academic competence in their selected fields,
  • Value and infuse cultural diversity,
  • Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry, the use of critical thinking skills, and the habits of the reflective practitioner, and,
  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate appropriately the use of technology in instructional practice.

Dr. Catherine (Katie) O’Callaghan
Chair, Education and Education Psychology Department
Professor
Main Office: 203-837-8510
WS 250
ocallaghanc@wcsu.edu