Renew a Teaching Certificate in CT
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How do I renew a teaching certificate in CT?
Step-by-step instructions for renewal with required documentation for renewing a teaching certificate in Connecticut.
The Connecticut General Assembly passed legislation, PA 12-116, Sec. 36(i), which repeals all language regarding continuing education units (CEUs). Therefore, as of July 1, 2012, CEUs are no longer required to maintain Connecticut professional educator certificates. However, as of July 1, 2013, Connecticut school districts will be responsible for offering at least 18 hours of professional development per year to the educators they employ. This professional development will be tailored to the needs of individual educators. It will be the responsibility of the school districts to offer and track this professional development. Educators must be sure they receive appropriate professional development and keep careful records of completed activities. All Professional Learning Board courses include a free PD Tracker.
What state requirements does a teacher in Connecticut need to meet for renewal?
Provisional certificates are generally effective for eight years to allow educators time to meet additional course work requirements. Provisional level certificates are not renewable except in specific circumstances. For most teaching endorsements, to advance from a Provisional to a Professional level educator certificate, you must complete at least 30 semester hours of credit beyond your bachelor’s degree.
Can a lapsed Initial educator certificate in CT be reissued?
If you apply after five years of the expiration date of your first Initial educator certificate, you must meet all coursework requirements, including three semester hours of credit in education technology, and in either alternative student assessment or child/adolescent development.
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How do I contact the CT Department of Education?
Contact the Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of December 14th, 2020 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.