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TEACH Connecticut

TEACH Connecticut has a suite of free tools and services that help future teachers like you navigate the process of becoming a teacher. Features:

Troops to Teachers

Connecticut Troops to Teachers is a program for all service members and Veterans to receive assistance in transitioning their leadership, core values and acquired skills to a career in teaching.

Information about Connecticut Educator Preparation Providers

Information about becoming a vocational educator

Regulations on planned program requirements:

Connecticut certification regulations require the completion, at a regionally accredited college or university, of general academic course work and professional education. The professional education must be part of an approved planned program in the field and at the level for which certification is sought, and must include formal a student teaching practicum/administrative internship, and lead to an institutional recommendation for certification. Additionally, all applicants must fulfill additional assessment requirements, or be eligible for a three-year deferral.

State Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Competency Examination Requirements

Under Public Act 16-41: An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Minority Teacher Recruitment Task Force, effective July 1, 2016, the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test is no longer required for state certification. However, Connecticut educator preparation programs (EPPs) must ensure that candidates take the Praxis Core Mathematics, Reading and Writing tests or one of the following State Board of Education approved equivalent assessments for diagnostic purposes to meet the state competency examination requirements for reading, writing and mathematics:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • GRE

Each person formally admitted to a State Board of Education (SBE) approved teacher preparation program shall take the state reading, writing and mathematics competency examination prescribed by and administered under the direction of the State Board of Education. The results shall be used as a diagnostic tool, in accordance with guidelines adopted by the SBE, to provide necessary remediation and support while enrolled in the preparation program. Questions regarding requirements for individual educator preparation programs should be submitted to the specific college, university or alternate route program. Questions regarding assessment requirements for certification should be emailed to teacher.cert@ct.gov.