Temporary 90 Day Certificate (CT)

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Temporary 90 Day Certificate (CT)

The Temporary 90 Day Certificate is for those with completion of a teacher program from another US state, or a minimum of 30 months of successful full-time experience under the other state’s valid educator certificate (minimum equivalent to a Connecticut initial educator certificate), appropriate to the subject area being requested.

Certificate Valid for 90 contracted school days
Employment: 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: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2613&Q=321230

The certificate is for those who successfully complete an alternate route to licensure program.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + 24 Units
BA Degree + Major in Content Language

GPA: 3.0

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:

Student Teaching
Complete a board-approved alternate route to licensure program such as Alternate Route to Certification Program (ARC)

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: 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
Confirmation of Mentor
An official hiring recommendation from a district superintendent or designee.

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
Only necessary to renew if working at 50% or less part-time position. Otherwise the applicant may apply for an Initial License after having successfully served 90 days.


Applicant must complete forms ED 125 and ED 172.

After serving for 90 days the applicant may apply for an Initial Educator Certificate.

Applicant must demonstrate ability to work with children through supporting evidence.

Any person serving under a temporary 90-day certificate shall participate in Beginning Educator Support and Training Program (BEST), as appropriate, specifically designed by the Department for holders of temporary 90-day certificates.

The applicant is considered to be hired for a permanent teaching position (full or part-time).

For requirements to Initial Educator Certificate please see the respective CT Track “Initial Educator Certificate”. The form to fill out to transfer is ED 172A attached here. Please see http://www.ctohe.org/arc/Certification.shtml for more information.

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

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