CT Certification Requirements and Available Licenses

Connecticut Certification Requirements and Available Licenses



Elementary Education, 1-6

Comprehensive Special Education, K-12

Mathematics, Middle School

General Science, Middle School

History and Social Studies, Grades 7-12

Mathematics, Grades 7-12

Biology, Grades 7-12

Chemistry, Grades 7-12

Earth Science, Grades 7-12

Physics, Grades 7-12

English, Grades 7-12

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) PreK-12

Connecticut has the following general requirements for applicants for initial teacher certification who have attended an out of state teacher preparation program:

1. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a Bachelor's degree program from a regionally accredited institution.

2. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a teacher preparation program that a) is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home-state of the program and b) prepares one for certification in an area for which CT awards teacher certification.

3. EXAM REQUIREMENTS: Passing all of the required Praxis content exams and the basic skills exam.

4. For Elementary Education and Bachelor of Arts in Special Education (BASP & BASPMM), and Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education Programs (BASPEE) ONLY:


Proof of teacher certification awarded by the department of education of the state in which the teacher preparation program is approved. (Please see Utah teacher certification requirements.)

For further details on Connecticut teacher certification requirements, please see the Connecticut State Department of Education website. 

For further details on completing field experiences in Connecticut, please see the Special Field Experiences Considerations for Connecticut Students article in our student handbook.





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