Connecticut State Requirements

Connecticut Teaching Certificate Renewal

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Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help with your Connecticut Teaching Certificate Renewal. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the salary advancement and relicensure process.

Teaching Certificate Renewal

Information gathered from the Connecticut State Department of Education

Connecticut has a three-tier system for certifying educators: Initial, Provisional and Professional.

Initial: valid for three years. You must complete the teacher induction program (TEAM) and serve as a full-time Connecticut teacher for 10 months under your Initial Certificate before you may apply for your Provisional Certificate. At the end of three years, if you have fulfilled all of the TEAM requirements, you are eligible to apply for your Provisional Certificate.

Provisional: valid for eight years. To move up to the next level, a Professional Certificate, you must have 30 months of teaching experience in a Connecticut school under a Provisional Certificate and complete any additional course requirements based upon your certification area.

Professional: valid for five years.

Click to review changes to Connecticut Professional Development Requirements

  • Effective July 1, 2012, continuing education units (CEUs) will not be required for applicants requesting continuation of the professional educator certificate. Section 36 of P.A. 12-116 eliminates the requirement for professional educator certificate holders to complete 9.0 CEUs (90 contact hours) during the five-year period for which the professional educator certificate was issued.
  • Section 36 of P.A. 12-116 requires anyone applying for a professional educator certificate on and after July 1, 2016, to have completed a master’s degree in an appropriate subject matter area related to such person’s certification endorsement area, as determined by the State Board of Education, in order to be issued a professional educator certificate.
  • Completed a master’s degree in an appropriate subject matter area related to such person’s certification endorsement area
  • A minimum of 18 hours annually of PD
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Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.

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