I Completed an Educator Preparation Program and Applying for Certification

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Eligibility Based on Program Preparation

Connecticut certification is usually based on completion of a state-approved educator preparation program. To obtain Connecticut educator certification based on program preparation, educators must:

  1. Successfully complete a state-approved planned program of general academic and professional education at a regionally accredited college or university and earn formal institutional recommendation for certification; and
  2. Pass subject-specific tests*, if applicable to the endorsement requested.

* See Guide to Assessments for Educator Certification in Connecticut.

If you are ready to proceed, start the application process.