The ARC Program consists of three components: Large-group instruction on general topics (Special Education, Classroom Management, etc.) Small-group instruction in content area and an eight-week student practicum assignment in a public school.
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.
Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) offers educator preparation in the following certification endorsement areas:
- Biology, 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
Military connected students receive $2,750 credit toward the $5,500 tuition.
- High School
- Earth Science
- English/Language Arts
- Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics
- Foreign Language
- Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
- Two or more races