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Connecticut Teacher Professional Development

Hundreds of Connecticut teachers take Model Teaching courses every year to help them improve their instructional effectiveness. Learn more below about how our professional development and continuing education courses can help you today!

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Professional Development for Connecticut Teachers

High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses (including graduate-level) for Connecticut Teachers. Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness or advance your teaching career.

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Connecticut Teacher License Renewal and Maintenance Requirements

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.

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;

OR

  • 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;

AND

  • 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.

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Access Our Full University-Partnered Course Menu to Earn Your Required Number of Credits

  • Includes full access to all graduate-level courses from any of our university partners

  • Register for any credits package, take any courses until you use all of your credits

  • Choose from our entire suite of university-partnered courses, work to complete as many as you wish at your own pace

  • Course Partners Include: University of the Pacific, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Massachusetts Global, & Valley City State University
  • All university-partnered courses are regionally-accredited & include an official transcript & letter grade

  • Great for salary advancement or license renewal

  • All courses self-paced & accessible for 1 year

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Salary Advancement Information for Teachers

Model Teaching partners with regionally-accredited universities across the country to provide graduate-level courses to thousands of K-12 teachers and educators every year. Generally, school districts across the country provide various salary scale advancement opportunities to teachers that often includes participation in graduate-level professional development. Our university-partnered, graduate-level courses are an excellent and cost-effective way for you to earn the continuing education academic credit you need.

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All Model Teaching university partners are regionally-accredited universities who offer our courses in partnership for graduate-level, academic and/or post-bachelorette credit.  Most states and school districts allow teachers to earn this type of credit as part of advancing in the salary scale.  Please check with your district’s policies regarding continuing education for salary advancement prior to enrolling.

The most cost-effective way to earn credits is by enrolling in one of our course bundle packs (see below).

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

These graduate-level courses are primarily designed for salary advancement and/or certificate re-licensure.  It is the sole discretion of any university that issues the Masters Degree weather or not they may accept these credits to apply to a degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state or district’s salary advancement policies or requirements. Please check with your district for details regarding your district’s salary advancement policies before enrolling in a course.

*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.