Apply for Initial Certification in CT
During the student teaching semester, the certification officer will provide candidates completing an initial teacher education program a certification application packet for the state of Connecticut. It is the candidate's responsibility to complete the application forms and return them to the Certification Office (David 103D) for processing.
Initial SCSU State Approved Programs:
Art Education (PK-12) U/G Biology (7-12) U/G
Comprehensive Special ED (K-12) U/G Chemistry (7-12) U/G
Early Childhood (B-K) G Earth Science (7-12) U/G
Early Childhood (N-3) U/G English (7-12) U/G
Elementary Education (K-6) U/G French (7-12) U/G
Elementary Ed/Bilingual (K-6) U German (7-12) U/G
Elementary Ed/Spec. Ed (K-6, K-12) U General Science G
Health Education (K-12) G Italian (7-12) U/G
Physical Education (K-12) U/G History & Social Studies (7-12) U/G
Physics (7-12) U/G Mathematics (7-12) U/G Spanish (7-12) U/G
Undergraduate Program Completers
Upon notification by the Registrar that the appropriate degree has been awarded and upon verification that qualifying scores for all appropriate certification tests have been submitted and recorded, the candidate’s application will be endorsed and returned to the candidate to be forwarded to the Connecticut State Department of Education for processing.
Graduate Program Completers
Upon notification from the candidate’s department that all program requirements have been completed and notification by the Registrar that the appropriate grades have been posted, and upon verification that qualifying scores for all appropriate certification tests have been submitted and recorded, the candidate’s application will be endorsed and returned to the candidate to be forwarded to the Connecticut State Department of Education for processing.
The candidate is responsible for obtaining official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and the appropriate application fee in the appropriate form according to the directions of the Connecticut State Department of Education. All transcripts, fee, and the application should then be forwarded to the Connecticut State Department of Education as a single packet.
Students who wish to be certified/licensed/credentialed in states other than Connecticut
must first meet Connecticut requirements for certification. It is the candidate’s
responsibility to obtain applications in other states. Addresses for certification/licensure/credentialing
offices in other states may be found on the Apply for Certification in Other States page or through the Certification Office. Once completed, these applications may
be processed through the Certification Office (Davis 103D).