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Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University


Founded in 1849 as the New Britain Normal School Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is Connecticut’s oldest publicly-supported institution of higher education. The school became the Teachers College of Connecticut in 1933 when it began offering four-year baccalaureate degrees.

In 2016, CCSU’s undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs were ranked as the highest-rated teacher preparation program in the state by ToBecomeATeacher.org. Comprised of four schools—Business; Education & Professional Studies; Engineering, Science & Technology; and the Carol Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences—CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the master's degree and sixth-year levels, and an EdD in Educational Leadership.

CCSU is a vibrant, learning-centered community dedicated to the liberal arts and sciences, and to education for the professions. CCSU’s mission focuses on development and application of knowledge and ideas through research and outreach activities. We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. Education at the undergraduate and graduate levels balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. The faculty's commitment to scholarly inquiry ensures the intellectual vitality of our classrooms.

  • College or University
  • New Britain, CT

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  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Dana Malave Ambassador of CCSU

Central Connecticut State University’s Education Program not only helped me learn how to teach, they taught me what it takes to become an educator. They value the importance of providing educative, mindful, creative, and authentic content for all students. I am proud to say that I am an undergraduate and now graduate student at CCSU.

Dana Malave

Central Connecticut State University


College credits & certification

Post-baccalaureate teacher preparation program

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


Upcoming Deadlines

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    Program Start

  • Jun. 01, 2024

  • Nov. 01, 2024


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Art, Grades Pre-K-12
Biology, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Earth Science, Grades 7-12
Elementary, Grades 1-6
English, Grades 7-12
French, Grades 7-12
General Science, Grades 7-12
German, Grades 7-12
History & Social Studies, Grades 7-12
Italian, Grades 7-12
Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Music, Grades Pre-K-12
Physical Education, Grades Pre-K-12
Physics, Grades 7-12
Spanish, Grades 7-12
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Grades Pre-K-12
Technology Education, Grades Pre-K-12

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