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Teacher Certification, Simplified

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Getting certified to become a teacher might seem daunting, but we’ve got you covered. Just start with the basics.

Do I have to get certified to teach?

Short answer: Yes. Long answer: There are many different types of certification endorsements, depending on what you want to teach. When you get certified, you become eligible to teach certain subjects and grades in Connecticut.

How do I get certified?

There are several paths to getting certified, whether it’s entering an educator preparation program as an undergrad, via a master’s or anywhere in between.

Want to discuss your options? Talk to a coach.

What should I know before getting started?

Since certification requirements differ by subject, specialty and grade level, deciding on the subject(s) and grade level(s) you want to teach can go a long way.

If this is starting to feel a bit overwhelming, check out About Certification for simple steps on getting certified to teach in Connecticut. 

All Your Options in One Place

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Are you ready to find your certification endorsement area in Connecticut? Here’s an interactive catalog to help narrow your search.

  • Filter by grade level and subject area to see which certification endorsement(s) apply to your teaching interests.
  • Hover to explore additional notes and details.

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Not sure where to start? Sign up for 1-on-1 advice with one of our coaches. We’ll help find the path that’s right for you.

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