In Connecticut, there are two types of programs to earn your initial certification:
• In a university-based program, you can pursue certification while earning a bachelor's or master's degree.
• If you already hold a bachelor’s degree, you may pursue certification through an alternate route to certification (ARC) program. Your bachelor’s degree must be in a field closely related to what you want to teach. Heads Up: These programs do not offer a degree (like a master's) or credit hours.