NOTICE: The Connecticut State Department of Education’s customer service window for educator certification will be closed, effective March 12, 2018. The last day of staffing will be Friday, March 9, 2018. Please Note: The Bureau of Certification will remain open and fully functioning. This change only impacts the street level customer service window. For more information about submitting applications and supporting documentation please review our Cert Alert.

On May 29, 2015, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) submitted the Connecticut Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators (2015 CT Equity Plan) to the United States Department of Education. All states were required to submit a plan to the United States Department of Education outlining the steps it will take to ensure that students from low-income families and students of color are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified or out-of-field teachers or school leaders.

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