Special Program in Education

The Special Program in Education was offered to students who entered UConn through Fall 2022.

The LEAD (Leadership, Equity and Diversity) Program in the Neag School of Education links two years of pre-requisite and general education coursework with three years of professional education resulting in two degrees: a Bachelor’s in Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Psychology. Students are connected to UConn’s Neag School of Education during their first two years of study through courses, seminars, research opportunities, and mentorship, all aimed at supporting the achievement of curricular and career goals. The purpose of this program is to nurture a diverse group of highly motivated students who are interested in working in areas of teaching shortages in the State of Connecticut, including Comprehensive Special Education, Mathematics, Science, and World Languages.