Why are some endorsements issued on a separate certificate instead of being added to the certificate I already hold?

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Endorsements listed on separate certificates

As the requirement to obtain and advance each type of endorsement differs, separate certificates are issued for each type. Once all endorsement types reach the professional level, they are then combined onto a single certificate.

Connecticut’s endorsements fall into five categories:


  • Teaching endorsements, such as elementary, physical education, mathematics, etc.
  • Special service endorsements, such as school counselor and school social worker
  • Vocational endorsements, such as culinary, carpentry, and hairdressing
  • Administrative endorsements, such as department chairperson and intermediate administration
  • Adult education endorsements, which include high school credit diploma program, and non-English speaking adults

Endorsements and Course Work