Meeting Requirements for Certification
To be recommended by the university for initial certification in the state of Connecticut, IB/M students must meet each of the following requirements:
- Successful completion of all requirements of the IB/M program at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels, including completion of all coursework included in the program to meet state requirements, the inquiry project, and the portfolio;
- Successful completion of student teaching;
- Earn passing scores on all Praxis Subject tests and Foundations of Reading test (elementary and special education) required by the state of Connecticut for your area of certification; for World Language majors, pass both the Oral Proficiency and Written Proficiency tests administered by ACTFL.
Candidates who intend to seek certification in states other than Connecticut must also complete the listed requirements in order to complete the teacher preparation program in the Neag School of Education. Regardless of the state in which you seek certification, all states will require that a Neag representative (Dr. Ann Traynor, Certification Officer) attests to the fact that you have successfully completed an accredited program.
These requirements must be met before candidates receive the certification paperwork necessary to process their initial teaching certificates. We urge IB/M students to complete all requirements in a timely manner and by the end of their last semester in the program to avoid delays in processing their certification.
Certification in Connecticut
For questions regarding certification, cross endorsement, etc., in Connecticut contact:
Bureau of Certification
Connecticut State Department of Education
P.O. Box 150471
Hartford, CT 06115-0471
To drop off materials:
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 503, Hartford, CT
Telephone: (860) 713-6969
Fax: (860) 713-7017
Website: State Dept of Education – Certification Information
Responses to emails may take two weeks due to the volume of email the Bureau receives.
Certification in Other States
Please visit the Office of Academic Advising for information on certification in other states.