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What are Connecticut's certification requirements for teachers from other countries?

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Certification requirements for teachers from other countries


Certification requirements are similar for educators from Connecticut, another state, or another county.


You must:

  • Complete an approved preparation program or document experience to waive a program
  • Meet all general education and professional education requirements
  • Pass a content area assessment within one year of certification 

Educators from Other Countries