CT Elementary Education Teacher Certification and Exam Requirements

Connecticut Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

WGU students who complete an elementary education teacher preparation program and want to become certified in Connecticut need to first license in Utah after completing their teacher preparation program. A student can then apply for a reciprocal license in CT after receiving their Utah license. Refer to the following for specific state requirements: general Utah teacher certification requirements and general Connecticut teacher certification requirements.

In Connecticut, this program leads to a license in Elementary Education 1-6

1) Content Exam for Connecticut and Utah Certification:

Praxis 5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.


2) Pedagogy Exam for Connecticut Certification:

Connecticut Foundations of Reading (090)

This exam is not required for graduation, but is required to receive a license recommendation from WGU.


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Connecticut

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submit your exam scores to WGU and the Utah State Office of Education

Applying for your Connecticut Teaching License


Previous Content Exam Requirement for Connecticut and Utah Certification (if passed prior to September 1, 2015):

Praxis 5031 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects







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