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About Educator Preparation Programs
With the right preparation and mentorship, you can become a great teacher.
With the right preparation and mentorship, you can become a great teacher.

To become a certified teacher in Connecticut, you need to complete an approved educator preparation program (EPP). EPPs equip you with the skills and knowledge to teach in your chosen grade and subject. Not all EPPs are the same, so let’s break it down and find the right next step for you.

How to Pick an EPP

Programs vary in many ways, including size, duration, student demographics, requirements and more. As you compare different programs, consider how well each program prepares you to be learner-ready and successfully complete required assessments (such as edTPA).

The program you choose should meet the criteria below.

4 Ways to Complete Your Training

Everyone approaches the teaching profession differently. Select the tab that best meets your needs.

Not All Programs Offer Everything

Double-check that your program:

  • Is approved in Connecticut.
  • Offers a credential in the grade and subject you want to teach. (Check out About Certification to search for yours.)

Find Programs

Ready to explore some EPPs? Check out the partner educator preparation programs in Connecticut to find a program that fits your preferences.

Need help thinking through your options? Chat with an expert to talk more about your choices for educator prep.

And remember, when you are ready to apply, keep track of your applications and take advantage of free advice and best practices.

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