Connecticut - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

The Department of Education and Commissioner ensure that the standards meet those set by NCATE


Connecticut House Bill No. 6292. An Act Concerning Teacher Education Programs — Under current law, the State Board of Education has established four professional teaching standards competency areas. The bill requires candidates to also complete training in how children learn and develop socially and emotionally. Programs should meet standards put forth by NCATE and be accredited. Connecticut state-approved educator programs may lead to a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree. All applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to meet educational requirements. If you completed an educator program in another state, you may still be eligible for a Connecticut teaching certificate. Connecticut is part of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, which is an agreement between more than 30 states. Under this agreement, states must: 1. Accept applicants’ state approved preparation programs as long as they are from a regionally accredited college or university OR 2. Accept applicants who meet experience requirements

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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