Teacher Certification Program



If you have a love of learning and enjoy working with young people, you may have thought of becoming a teacher. Maybe you had a teacher who profoundly influenced your own life.

Whether you see teaching as a lifelong career or a step in your own continuing education, a liberal arts education complements good teacher preparation. Connecticut College, whose alumni teach in schools and programs throughout the world, has a reputation for producing excellent educators.

Connecticut College offers teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The program is accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education and satisfies the requirements of many other states.

Connecticut College is a member of CETE, the Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education, along with Barnard, Bowdoin, Brandeis, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Dartmouth, Harvard, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Princeton, Smith, Swarthmore, the University of Pennsylvania, Vassar, Wellesley, Wheaton and Yale. These 16 member institutions share a common commitment to a broad liberal arts education for those entering the teaching profession. Their teacher education graduates are characterized by breadth of study, a major in liberal arts discipline, and work in education that enables them to meet state certification in reciprocal states.