Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC)
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The Alternate Route to Certification program (ARC) is an innovative and challenging program. ARC was created as part of the Education Enhancement Act of 1986. It has been offered since 1988 and is administered by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education. ARC faculty members have extensive experience working in the field as public school teachers, administrators and professors. ARC is the state’s seventh largest preparer of teachers overall and one of the highest preparers of shortage area candidates in mathematics, science and world languages. The mission of the ARC program is to provide a time-condensed pathway to teaching credentials for adults who strongly desire to become teachers and who possess strong academic and content backgrounds, as well as a wide array of life and professional experiences. ARC is designed to support adult learning styles.

  • Government/Nonprofit organization
  • Hartford, CT
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Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC)
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Certification-only
Alternate Route to Teacher Certification
9 months
Program Duration
In-person
Program Format
May. 15, 2020
Application Deadline
Program Info

Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) offers educator preparation in the following certification endorsement areas:

  • Biology, 7-12
  • Chemistry,7-12
  • Earth Science, 7-12
  • English/Language Arts, 7-12
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics, PreK-12
  • Foreign Language, K-12
  • Math, 7-12
  • Physics, 7-12
  • Science, 7-12
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts, PreK-12
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Cost Offsets
Students at Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) to see if you can, too!
Amount
Description
$2,750
Tuition Discount

Military connected students receive $2,750 credit toward the $5,500 tuition.

Certifications
Certifications
Provides information on the types of credentials one can gain by becoming certified to teach through this specific program of interest.
Grade Level
  • High School
Subject Area(s)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English/Language Arts
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts
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Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Program Overview

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience
  • Preparation for Diverse Populations
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Program Commitment to Improvement & Excellence
Stats
71
Total Enrollment
3.00
Entry GPA Min Grad Eligibility
107
Program Completers
44.00%
Acceptance Rate
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 31%
  • 69%
Ethnicity
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 6%
  • 5%
  • 23%
  • 0%
  • 64%
  • 2%
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