Welcome to the new Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Certification website.

Bureau of Certification

Bureau of Certification

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Endorsements are a way to expand the subject areas you're qualified to teach.

If you hold an active Connecticut initial, provisional, or professional educator certificate, you’re eligible to apply for additional endorsements. Locate the right endorsement code for your application

See endorsement code numbers  
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What are endorsements

Endorsements can be added to a teaching certificate.
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Add Cross-Endorsements

Add endorsements online or by mail.
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Other Academic Endorsements

Find information about endorsements in multiple subjects.
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Administrative Endorsements
Administrative endorsements require a master’s degree and advanced coursework.
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Special Services Endorsements
Special services endorsements are issued on separate certificates and not through cross endorsement.
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Vocational Endorsements
Learn about teaching trade, industrial, health, and occupational subjects.
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Special Education Endorsements
Special education endorsements require additional course work.
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