Educator in Residence
Teacher Certification Officer
Joined Connecticut College: 2004
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A. (ongoing), Central Connecticut State University
M.A., Psychology, Southern Connecticut State College
• Planning students' educational programs • Coordinator for elementary and secondary teaching certification • Drug education
The College's teacher certification officer, Charlie Cocores has taught all levels of students from general to AP in his thirty years of teaching high school. During his years in the 9-12 classroom, he was a trained State of Connecticut Cooperating Teacher & Mentor and has served as a cooperating teacher for 12 student teachers from various colleges and universities. He teaches EDU 457, Student Teaching at the 7-12 Level, and EDU 103, Drug and AIDS Education for Teachers.
Beyond his graduate work in education, he has achieved a master's degree in psychology, an M.A., from Southern Connecticut State University in 2009. His master's thesis focused on students' perceptions of teachers based on race and type of school, urban or suburban.
He has published articles on teaching psychology in Introduction to the Perspectives of Psychology, Teaching of Psychology Network and History, Letters from Vietnam - Original source research, Yankee Post and the CCSS Journal.
He is a trained leader for Habitat for Humanity and has done HFH trips to Honduras, Guatemala, Taos, Molokai and Kauai, Hawaii.
In addition he has developed an Outdoor Education - Psychology Program which includes white-water canoeing, caving, hiking and rock climbing.
View the education department website for information about elementary and secondary teaching certification.