Everything you need to become a teacher
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Are you ready to shape the future?
As a teacher, you’ll put your energy and creativity to work preparing students to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, from pandemics to climate change and social justice. Great teachers are innovative and always in demand.
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- Exclusive scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Understand the Career
What should I expect from teaching?
Connecticut teachers have some of the highest average salaries in the nation. They also receive great benefits and have some pretty amazing career paths to choose from. Join talented colleagues, change lives and get paid for it.
Choose Your Path
How do I become an educator?
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.
Get Certified to Teach
What are the requirements for teacher certification?
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.
Find Your Community
How do I start my teaching career?
Once you're certified to teach, you'll probably want a job. And with urban settings serving thousands of students, surrounding suburban districts and rural districts with just a few schools, there’s a community that's just right for you. Hear directly from your future colleagues and see what job openings might be up your alley.
Make Your Mark
Where are teachers in demand?
There is a secure future for anyone working in the classroom in Connecticut, especially in high-demand areas like special education, math or science. Plus, when you get certified in a high-need area, you’ll open up extra resources and financial aid. The Connecticut Special Education Employment System is a one-stop recruitment resource for special education.
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