Professional Educator Certificate (CT)

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Professional Educator Certificate (CT)

Description
The 5-year professional educator certificate is Connecticut’s third and highest level of certification. Applicant must have 30 months of teaching in a CT public or non-public school under a Provisional Educator Certificate.
Certificate Valid for 5 Years
Posses at least an Initial Educator Certificate in a CT public or nonpublic school.
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
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: teacher.cert@gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2613&Q=321230

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

Prior Certification: Must Hold 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:

Notes
NOTE: On or after July 1, 2016, a Master’s degree in a related subject will be required.

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

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
3 in Any authorized public or nonpublic CT school. years.

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:

Exam(s):

  • ACTFL OPI, WPT
    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

Notes:
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

OR

– 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: http://sdeportal.ct.gov/cecscreateuser/default.aspx
Form at: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2613&q=321868
Form Mailing Address:
Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
P.O. Box 150471 – Room 243
Hartford, CT 06115-0471

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
Teachers may renew after 5 years. See “Maintaining Connecticut Educator Certification” in http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2613&Q=321230

Notes:
Applicant must complete and turn in forms ED 170 and ED 126.

Statement of Professional Experience and copy of out-of-state certificate/license for applicants with prior teaching experience

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.

Renewal is valid for 5 school years.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Hold a valid certificate in another state that is equivalent to at least a CT initial educator cert. AND have one of the following.

1. 3 Years successful appropriate experience in the same state (in the same approved nonpublic school or public school system in the endorsement requested) in the past 10 years OR
2. A master’s degree in the academic subject area for which Connecticut certification is being requested. Please note that pedagogical degrees in the subject area (e.g.,physical education, elementary education, special education, etc.) do not meet the requirements of the exemption.

Applicant must have 18 hours of PD per year in their school district in order to renew the certificate. This includes but not limited to:
Improve integration of reading, literacy and numeracy enhancement, and cultural awareness
Improve ELL teaching practices
Foster collective responsibility for student performance
Be used to improve practice based on teacher evaluations
Be comprehensive, sustained, and intensive enough increase teacher effectiveness

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:44:12 PM


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