Interim Educator Certificate (CT)

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Interim Educator Certificate (CT)

The Interim Educator Certificate may be issued at the initial or provisional level and is valid for one calendar year. There are two types of interim educator certificates: (1) the nonrenewable interim (initial/provisional) educator certificate and (2) the interim (initial/provisional) educator certificate.

Certificate Valid for 1 year
Must meet most requirements of the Initial Educator or Provisional Educator Certificate with the exception of missing test assessments or missing course work in special education.
Employment: Not Required

The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Connecticut
Contact Phone: 860-713-6969
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Two types of Interim Educator Certificates:
1 – Non-renewable Interim (Initial/Provisional) Educator
For applicants who need to complete missing test
2 – Interim (Initial/Provisional) Educator Certificate.
For applicants who are missing relevant course
work in special education

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

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

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:

Applicant enrolled in teacher program must have completed at least 20 school months of teaching in the same school.

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:

See the document “Guide to Assessments for Educator Certification in Connecticut” under

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:
State Approved Teacher Education Program

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

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: Individual
Online at:
Form at:
Form Mailing Address:
Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
P.O. Box 150471 – Room 243
Hartford, CT 06115-0471

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required

Background Check

Renewal: Renewable
Only renewable once. Use forms ED 183 and ED 186. See “Maintaining Connecticut Educator Certification” in

Complete forms ED 170, ED 125 and/or ED 126.

If applicant is only missing required assessments or course work they will be given an Interim (Initial/Provisional) Educator Certificate.

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

$50 additional fee when applying for an Interim Provisional Educator Certificate (assessment deferral or coursework deficiency)

Only renewable once and only if applicant is missing course work in special education. This is NOT renewable if the applicant is missing required tests assessments.

Conditions for issuance.
(1) Valid for 12 months and is non-renewable if:
(A) is eligible for an initial educator or provisional educator certificate except for successful completion of assessments as appropriate, if such
(i) resided in a state outside Connecticut during the year immediately preceding application; and holds OOS certification; and has complete
at least 10 school months of teaching in another state OR
(ii) has graduated from a TEP outside the state
(B) was hired by a charter school after July 1st in any school year for a teaching position that school year, provided the person meets the
requirements for entry into the alternate route to certification program.
(2) Interim educator certificate with course work deficiency.
(A) fulfills all requirements for issuance of the initial educator certificate or provisional educator certificate but lacks a course
in special education, may be issued an interim educator certificate, valid for one year, except as otherwise provided in this section.
(B) In order for the initial or the provisional educator certificate to be issued, the applicant shall complete the course work in the area of
(C) Failure to remove the deficiency within the period specified shall prevent the holder from teaching, except that the course work in which the
applicant is deficient may be deferred for good cause shown with evidence

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

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