Connecticut offers different levels of teacher certification based on education and experience. Educators with valid certificates from enhanced reciprocity states typically receive one of these as well.
This 3-year certificate is for people who:
- Completed a state-approved preparation program at a regionally accredited college or university in the field and at the grade level for which the certification endorsement is requested
- Have at least 20 school months of successful appropriate teaching experience in one public school/district under a valid certificate or in one approved nonpublic school
This 3-year certification is issued at the Initial or Provisional level as either a:
- Nonrenewable Interim Educator Certificate, which is issued with Connecticut test deferrals and/or specific course deficiencies according to current certification regulations.
- Interim Educator Certificate, which is issued with specific course deficiencies according to current certification regulations.
This 8-year certification is for people who have:
- At least 10 school months of appropriate experience under the Initial Educator Certificate, Interim Initial Educator Certificate, or Durational Shortage Area Permit in a Connecticut public school, and the Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) program, as made available by the Board
- At least 30 school months of appropriate experience in an approved nonpublic school, or in a non-Connecticut public school under a valid certificate, within the last 10 years prior to application.
This 10-year certification is for people who complete the following:
- At least 30 school months of successful appropriate experience in a public or approved nonpublic school under the Provisional Educator Certificate
- Any additional course requirements for the requested endorsement that are prescribed by Connecticut certification regulations