Connecticut Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 21 schools)

CT Dept of Education:
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp
Teacher Certification in CT:
Connecticut Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Connecticut. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Connecticut, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

The New England state of Connecticut has a population of 3.5 million people. The population is mainly spread out across various urban areas, including Hartford, New Haven, New London and Stamford. When it comes to recreation and activities, Connecticut is ripe with destinations and attractions for people of all walks of life. Boating, camping and fishing are popular outdoor activities, and the theater, museums, orchestra and symphony venues are also favorites among residents and tourists.

Teacher Education in Connecticut

If you’re looking for financial aid, state scholarships include the CT Special Education Teacher Incentive Grant, the CT Minority Teacher Incentive Grant and GEAR Up! College Scholarships.

Teaching Careers in Connecticut

The mean annual income for teachers in Connecticut is $56,750, which is well above the average of many other states, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some teachers earn more with a higher level of education and depending on what level of students they teach. Some post-secondary teachers may make up to $130,000 annually. In order to become a teacher in Connecticut, you must have a bachelor's degree, pass a content area assessment and obtain an Initial Education Certification.

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