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FREE 1-on-1 support for future teachers

Want to teach? Get tools to help you research the profession, find a teaching program, apply and get certified.
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FREE 1-on-1 support for future teachers

Want to teach? Get tools to help you research the profession, find a teaching program, apply and get certified.
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Everything you need to become a teacher

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Here's How We Did It In 2021

  • 58,000

    Visits to our website resources

  • 4,500

    Searches of our program explorer

  • 1,097

    Free advising sessions

  • $5,000

    Awarded in scholarships

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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Understand the Career

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See the Possibilities

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Determine Your Fit

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Choose a Pathway

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Get Certified

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Explore School Districts

Everything you need to become a teacher in one place—for free.

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  • 1-on-1 expert advice about becoming a teacher.
  • Custom tips and how-to guides for finding the right educator preparation program.
  • Interactive checklists to help with your educator preparation program applications.
  • $100 fee reimbursements when it comes time to apply.
  • Exclusive scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
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    Understand the Career

    What do teachers do?

    Each school and district in Connecticut is unique. 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. Join talented colleagues, make your mark and get paid for it.

    Get to Know Teaching
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    See the Possibilities

    Do teachers have a good future?

    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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    Imagine Your Teacher-Self

    Am I a good fit for teaching?

    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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    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.

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    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.

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    Explore School Districts

    How do I start my teaching career?

    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.

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We partner with the Connecticut State Department of Education and a statewide coalition of schools and community organizations to offer FREE tools to future teachers ready to shape education in the state.
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About TEACH Connecticut

TEACH Connecticut is a statewide partnership among Connecticut State Department of Education, school districts, universities and other educator preparation programs, and TEACH (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by the U.S. Department of Education, with a mission to help people consider teaching and enter the profession.)