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Becoming a teacher is a process that comes with a lot of questions. There’s no better way to get answers than to speak with a TEACH Connecticut coach.
Becoming a teacher is a process that comes with a lot of questions. There’s no better way to get answers than to speak with a TEACH Connecticut coach.
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Advice, Tailored Just for You

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TEACH Connecticut coaches are certified teachers. They blazed their own trails to the classroom, and can help you determine the best path for you based on where you are now and where you want to be.

With a coach, you can walk through what it takes to become a teacher and get all your questions answered. There are a lot of things to consider:

  • How do I get certified to teach? 

  • What subjects/grades can I get certified in? 

  • Which educator preparation program is right for me?

Get custom advice for your situation, so you can take the next step in your journey with confidence. Learn more about each coach’s individual expertise below.
 

After Speaking to a Coach

  • 85%
    Of all participants said the call was helpful.
  • 52%
    Of all participants applied to a program.

Meet the Coaches

Chelsie Giegerich

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Following in her family's footsteps, Chelsie is a First Grade teacher for Portland Public Schools. She completed an integrated bachelor’s/master’s preparation program at the University of Connecticut, and is working on her 6th year degree in Reading at Central Connecticut State University. She specializes in elementary education and helping individuals navigate university-based paths to teaching.

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Michael Brosnan

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Michael is a high school social studies teacher and Beginning Teacher Coordinator for Bridgeport Public Schools. He has been teaching for 16 years. He earned his teaching certification as a part of a master’s degree program while working full-time, after earning his bachelor’s degree in a related field. He's looking forward to sharing his experiences with anyone considering teaching as a career.

Lauren Danner

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Lauren is a 9th grade science teacher for North Branford Public Schools. She has been teaching for eight years and was the 2017 Connecticut teacher of the year. Before that, she was a research scientist for 10 years! Since teaching is her second career, she can truly appreciate how rewarding the profession is, and enjoys sharing what she loves about her job with those considering a career in teaching.

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Sal Escobales

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If you’re a military veteran or active duty service member and considering a career in teaching, sign up to speak with Sal Escobales. Sal is a biology teacher at New Britain High School and a US Army veteran. As the Connecticut Troops to Teachers Teacher Leader in Residence for the Connecticut State Department of Education, Sal specializes in helping fellow service members navigate a path to teaching.

What to Expect

The floor is yours when you talk to a coach. Our coaches have been where you are, and are here to help you now, no matter where you are in your journey. 

  • What should I look for in a program?
  • Am I eligible to apply to a program right now? 
  • Which tests do I need to take to get certified, and when should I take them?
  • I already have a degree. Do I have to get another one to be a teacher?

It's a good thing to have questions. It's an even better thing to get them answered. Sign up to get advice straight from the source.

  • What questions can I ask?
  • How can I chat with a coach?
  • How long is the conversation?

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