Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP) (CT)

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Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP) (CT)

The DSAP is issued once a superintendent of a Connecticut school district submits an application to the Connecticut SDE in which s/he indicates a difficulty in hiring a suitable candidate for an available position in special education. A DSAP does not originate with a teacher candidate.
Permit Valid for 1 Year
Applicants must posses a BA and be currently enrolled in a teacher program.
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Connecticut
Contact Phone: 860-713-6969
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: https://www.cga.ct.gov/PS99/rpt%5Colr%5Chtm/99-R-0979.htm

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + 12 Hours
BA Degree + Enrolled in State Approved Teacher Education Program

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Praxis I PPST will be accepted until 8/31/2019 (if passed 1/02 – 8/14)

By 9/1/16 all three subtests of Praxis Core MUST be passed from one test type, either PPST or Core, but not a mix of the two.

Praxis I Waiver – Applicants may waive Basic Skills tests if they meet score requirements on either:
SAT (http://sat.collegeboard.org/)
ACT (http://www.actstudent.org/)
GRE (http://www.ets.org/gre)

See the document “Guide to Assessments for Educator Certification in Connecticut” under http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2613&q=321216

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Currently enrolled in a TEP

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:


    Arabic, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, German, Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State

ACTFL Score – Intermediate High. An Excellence Score of Advanced Mid may be used to replace subject area coursework.

Applicant who completed an out-of-state teacher program and/or teaching experience may be eligible for 1 year deferral of testing requirements.

Applicants may be exempt from ACTFL OPI WPT, if they meet the following criteria:

1. Hold a valid certificate in another state that is equivalent to at least a CT Initial Educator Cert. AND have one of the following:

– 3 years experience in the same state (in the same approved nonpublic school or public school system) in the past 10 years


– MA degree.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Form at: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2613&q=321402
Form Mailing Address:
Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
P.O. Box 150471 – Room 243
Hartford, CT 06115-0471

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
Confirmation of Mentor

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=connecticut

Background Check

Renewal: Renewable
Teachers can apply for a renewal permit by using Form Ed 177 found at http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2613&q=321402. Application information must be requested by the district.

Use Form ED 177

$200 fee in form of a money order, cashier’s check or certified bank check payable to the “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”.

$100 for each additional endorsement.

Application information must be requested by district.

The DSAP may be granted for 1 year and reissued for 2 additional years upon the completion of 9 semester hours of credit in the required courses each year. Afterwards the applicant may apply for certification.

Please Note:
Based on a letter from Commissioner Sergi, individuals teaching under a DSAP are not considered fully qualified teachers as defined by the “No Child Left Behind” legislation.

The type and duration of the certificate issued will depend on proper documentation of your education and experience.

Official transcripts must document all course work completed. Official transcripts must include the embossed or colored seal of the issuing college or university.

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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