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Which universities offer approved teacher training programs?

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Colleges offering teacher training programs

More than a dozen colleges and universities provide traditional educator preparation programs. All of these programs are approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education. Follow the links below to learn about their programs and view this handy guide (PDF). 


There are also programs that offer training online or at night and on weekends.


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