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CT Teacher Residency Program

The mission of the CT Teacher Residency Program is to provide college graduates with an alternate route to elementary certification based on a residency model that focuses on recruiting, preparing, increasing and sustaining teachers of color in elementary schools across the state of Connecticut.

Residents participate in courses for 18 months at no cost. 

Residents are eligible for a full-time teaching position in a partner district upon successfully completing the program and certification requirements.


  • Government/Nonprofit organization
  • Hartford, CT
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CREC’s Teacher Residency Program (TRP) allowed me to fully immerse myself into the role of a teacher. Unlike any other teacher certification program, working alongside my master teacher for an entire school year has increased my ability, confidence and toolkit needed to be both culturally relevant and equitable. I couldn’t imagine being part of any other program besides this one. CREC’s TRP is committed to equipping me to be an educator who is fully invested in changing the lives of students in one classroom at a time.

Cyemone Douglas

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CT Teacher Residency Program
  • 18 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

The CT Teacher Residency Program is an alternate route to elementary certification focused on increasing teachers of color across the state of Connecticut.

Resident candidates will be enrolled in rigorous coursework for 18 months and serve in a paid residency position in a mentor teacher’s classroom for the school year. Residents will work in a partnering district and attend classes virtually and on-site in one of our cohort locations in the Hartford, Hamden, Old Lyme or Trumbull areas. Resident selection prioritizes potential to work with diverse students and minimizes barriers to traditional certification program admission.

Program details:

  • Residents participate in courses for 18 months at little to no cost
  • Coursework is designed by practicing educators and prioritizes skills necessary to be successful in a diverse classroom
  • Residents work for one year in a partner district under a mentor teacher while receiving pay and benefits
  • Residents are guaranteed a full-time teaching position in the partner district upon completion of the certification requirements
  • Residents are eligible to earn CT certification after fourteen months and 90 days of successful teaching in their own classroom.
  • 18 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Feb. 11, 2023
  • Mar. 05, 2023
  • Rolling Deadline
  • Rolling Deadline
  • Rolling Deadline

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at CT Teacher Residency Program have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with CT Teacher Residency Program to see if you can, too!
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

$3,700 tuition offset by district and RESC contributions.

Resident Salary of approximately $32,000.

Elementary, Grades 1-6
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Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 24%
  • 76%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 1%
  • 0%
  • 53%
  • 35%
  • 0%
  • 3%
  • 7%
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