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Connecticut Teacher Certification Renewal

Professional Development For Connecticut Teachers

Connecticut has three types of certificates, classifying their educators: Initial, Provisional and Professional.

Initial Educator Certificate: This certificate is valid for 3 years. It is issued to applicants who meet all eligibility requirements (Found Here, https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Certification/guides/obtaining1109aw.pdf?la=en) and who have fewer than three full school years of appropriate successful teaching experience in the past 10 years.

Provisional Educator Certificate: Valid for eight years. To qualify for the provisional educator certificate, an applicant must complete one of the following:
10 months of successful appropriate experience under the initial educator certificate or interim initial educator certificate in a Connecticut public school and the teacher induction/mentoring program, as made available by the Connecticut State Board of Education;


30 months of successful appropriate experience within 10 years in a public school system outside Connecticut under a valid certificate, or in a nonpublic school approved by the appropriate governing body.
Professional: Valid for five years. To qualify for the professional educator certificate, an applicant must complete the following requirements:
30 school months of successful appropriate experience in a Connecticut public or approved nonpublic school under the provisional educator certificate;


additional course requirements, as prescribed by current Connecticut certification regulations. Specific coursework requirements vary depending on endorsement.

*Source: Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification.
Continuing education (CEU) credit hours may not be required for some educator certificates, check with the Connecticut State Department of Education. If you are seeking PD clock hours, check with the Department of Education before taking a Model Teaching course by submitting our Approval Form. At the conclusion of any Model Teaching course, we will provide a certificate of completion, documenting clock hours earned, skills mastered, and other information.

  • Use our Request Approval form to request approval for a Model Teaching course to be used to satisfy your state’s professional development requirements.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course, documenting course clock hours and micro-credential badges.
  • Subscribe for one year of access to all available online courses or learn more about our online professional development courses
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Approval Request Form

Download and submit this Request For Approval form to your certificate-granting agency in order to verify that Model Teaching’s courses qualify for your state or school district's continuing education, recertification, or clock hour requirements.

Connecticut Teacher Professional Development

Connecticut Teacher Helpful Links

Visit the Connecticut State Board of Education, Office of Professional Development for more information on professional development requirements for Connecticut teachers and educators.

*The information on this page was last updated June, 2018.  Please refer to the Connecticut State Board of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Connecticut teacher recertification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements.  Please check with your state certification agency for up to date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Approval form if you are considering one of our courses for your professional development clock hour requirements.




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