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Connecticut needs teachers who represent the breadth of backgrounds, experiences and cultures of our students. There is a secure future for anyone working in the classroom here, especially in high-demand areas like STEM and bilingual education. Are you ready to empower students to navigate and thrive in a changing world? Get to know your future coworkers.
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If you like a challenge and daily gratification that what you're doing matters, teaching could be your calling. You bring unique skills and personal history to any job you take—but leading a classroom takes full advantage of both. In this career, you'll work hard while building skills that set you up to succeed no matter where your professional life takes you.
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There are many pathways to becoming an educator that you can take advantage of. From undergraduate to graduate and post-baccalaureate educator preparation programs, if you have the drive and skills to lead a classroom, you can find a way to become an educator. We break it down in just a few steps. Get started by checking out our overview.
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If the word “requirement” scares you, you’ll like our resource on understanding certification. Once you get to know which subject, specialty and grade level are for you, next steps just fall into place. Get a head start by getting to know certification in Connecticut.
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Once you're certified to teach, you'll probably want a job. (Give a mouse a cookie...) Check out the nitty-gritty details about what working as a teacher here is like. Hear directly from your future colleagues and see what job openings might be up your alley."
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with TEACH Connecticut and three Latinx leaders in education. Hear from an Assistant Principal, a Chief Academic Officer, and the state’s new Commissioner of Education—all educators who learned from their own early experiences as immigrants and first generation Americans.
The Connecticut State Department of Education launches TEACH Connecticut, an ad campaign to attract diverse, talented people to the teaching profession.
The Connecticut State Department of Education is teaming up with TEACH.org to attract a more diverse and talented teaching pool.
North Branford High School teacher, Lauren Danner was on Good Morning Connecticut at Nine to talk about Troops to Teachers and TEACH Connecticut.
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