Connecticut Teaching Certifications

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  • Journalism Teaching Endorsement: No - Connecticut offers certification in English, grades 7-12 (#015) or middle school English, grades 4-8 (#215) which authorizes the teaching of journalism classes in a Connecticut public school. Separate teacher certification for journalism is not available.
  • Pass state assessment or certification test/s (tests needed): Each applicant for first-time Connecticut teacher certification is required to satisfy testing requirements in place at the time of application, including successful completion of the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)--in reading, writing and mathematics, or qualify for a Praxis I waiver based on SAT, ACT, PAA or GRE scores, as well as the appropriate Praxis II subject knowledge tests (i.e. Praxis II -middle school English #0049, Praxis II - English #0044). With that said, a Testing Exemption is available to someone that has completed three years of appropriate full-time teaching experience in any one out-of-state school district under a valid Level II state certificate within the last ten years.
  • NCATE or National Accreditation required: An appropriate Connecticut teaching certificate/authorization is required for someone serving in any position requiring certification in a Connecticut public school.
  • Accepts candidates from states participating in the NASDTEC Interstate Contract: Connecticut DOES belong to the NASDTEC Interstate Contract (Teachers, Support Professionals, and Vocational Educators).

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Patricia Wilson,