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.
Model Teaching offers high-quality Professional Development Courses, relevant to most teaching license subject areas as well as courses provided through regionally-accredited academic institutions and university partners. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
If you are seeking PD clock hours, check with the Connecticut 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 about receiving academic credit hours.
REFERENCE: Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification.
*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Connecticut State Department 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 Course Approval form if you want to confirm use of one of our courses for your professional development, continuing education, or clock hour requirements.
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