Certification Basics You Should Know

Certification Basics You Should Know

The most important responsibility you hold as a teacher in CT is to make sure your certificate is always valid. Working under an expired certificate is, technically, illegal, and can have serious consequences. Maintaining a valid certificate is simple and requires knowing some basic information.

Applying for Certification for the First Time

Upon completing your teacher preparation program and graduating from the university, you'll be ready to apply for your initial teaching certificate. Since this is your first application for such a certificate, the university will most likely help process your paperwork and submit it to the State Department of Education (SDE) Bureau of Certification. The process is fairly straightforward:

Additional Resources

Levels of certification

How to find out information about your certificate

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