Dean's Office, Barnard 202 Dr. Michael P. Alfano, Dean Marie Lamarre, Admin. Asst. Phone: 860-832-2101 Fax: 860-832-2109
Admission to the Professional Program for Teacher Certification
Criteria for Admission to Professional Program
Completion of at least 45 credits, 15 of which have been earned at CCSU for secondary
and all-level programs. Graduates of Connecticut community colleges may have this
requirement waived; contact the Office of the Dean of Education and Professional Studies
A minimum of 2.70 cumulative GPA at CCSU and a minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA including
all undergraduate coursework taken at all institutions (including CCSU). Students
may appeal for a waiver of the GPA requirement based on demonstrated academic ability
and intervening life experience; click here for more details. Some programs have additional
GPA requirements. See requirements specific to each program for details.
NOTE: Due to pending modifications in Connecticut state teacher certification requirements,
the GPA requirement for teacher certification is subject to change. Although it is
ultimately the student’s responsibility to be aware of Professional Program requirements,
the School of Education and Professional Studies will do their best to notify students
of any future modifications to the program.
Scores for Praxis Core Academic Skills Test or official waiver. The Praxis Core Academic
Skills Tests are basic skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics. Click here for details about Praxis Core. Click here for information on official waivers.
Competence in writing as evidenced by an essay demonstrating a command of the English
language, describing why you want to teach and enroll in the professional program
and emphasizing experiences relevant to teaching.
A successful interview demonstrating an acceptable standard of knowledge, skills,
and professional dispositions important to effective teaching performance.
Satisfactory completion of or, in some cases, enrollment in, prerequisite courses
and additional departmental requirements. Click here for details.