At each TCPCG campus location, the 11-month program begins every summer when students take foundational coursework. Classes in learning theories, general and subject specific teaching methods, and educational technology are accentuated by the first clinical experience, where students observe classrooms and work with high school students in their respective disciplines.
In the fall, TCPCG students engage in their semester-long student teaching experience. Working closely with their cooperating teacher, university supervisor, and seminar leader, student teachers eventually assume the roles and responsibilities of their cooperating teacher.
In the spring, TCPCG students take advanced graduate coursework. As a cohort, they complete an internship, typically where they completed student teaching, and engage in an inquiry project concerning aspects of teaching and learning within their discipline.
Enroll in TCPCG at one of the following four UConn campuses:
UConn Avery Point
Situated on 72 acres of land and bordered on three sides by water, UConn Avery Point was formerly the summer estate of Morton Plant, a railroad, steamship, and hotel magnate. Branford House, the mansion overlooking Long Island Sound, was reportedly worth $3 million when it was completed in 1904.
Over the past few years, UConn Avery Point has undergone a major transformation. Included in a recent $50 million renovation project is a new Marine Sciences and technology building, the renovation of the Branford House, the Gym, and classrooms in the Academic Building, a new Project Oceanology building, a new research vessel, and new landscaping for our campus-by-the-sea. A new, green Student Center opened in August of 2013.
The Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates has been preparing secondary teachers for more than a decade at UConn’s Greater Hartford campus and, starting in Fall 2017, at the UConn campus in downtown Hartford.
Committed to urban education, TCPCG at UConn Hartford works with the Capital Region’s diverse schools as well as districts throughout the state. Our graduates have found middle school and high school teaching positions in districts throughout Connecticut and New England, as well as throughout the nation and abroad.
Here in the state capitol city of Hartford, cultural opportunities abound, from the Wadsworth Athenaeum and Connecticut Science Center to the Charter Oak Cultural Center, the Bushnell Theatre, and the Hartford Stage. Hartford offers opportunities for contact with institutions dedicated to learning within the humanities, sciences, and arts.
The Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates has a new additional location at UConn’s Stamford campus, which started in Summer 2022. Committed to urban education, TCPCG at UConn Stamford partners with the region’s diverse schools and with districts across Connecticut. Starting Summer 2023, the UConn Stamford cohort is hybrid in-person/online. The course schedule is as follows:
- Summer Sessions I and II: in-person classes 4 days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; clinical observations 1 day a week
- Fall semester: online classes 3-4 days a week; in-person class 1 Saturday a month; internship, 15 hours a week in a school district
- Spring semester: Online seminar 1 day a week; in-person seminar 1 Saturday a month; 1 online course (special education students only); full-time student teaching
Our graduates have found middle school and high school teaching positions in districts throughout Connecticut and New England, as well as throughout the nation and abroad. UConn Stamford was founded in 1952 and moved to downtown in 1998, putting our students at the center of one the nation’s most robust business communities. UConn Stamford is also an accredited Hispanic-Service Institution (HIS), and is the only university in New England with this distinction
The Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates has been preparing secondary teachers since 2008 at UConn's Waterbury Campus. Committed to urban education, TCPCG at UConn Waterbury partners with the region's diverse schools and with districts across Connecticut. Our graduates have found middle school and high school teaching positions in districts throughout Connecticut and New England, as well as throughout the nation and abroad.
UConn Waterbury serves more than 1,000 students annually. In its 60 years of operation, it has opened the doors to educational access and excellence to thousands of Connecticut residents, many of whom have distinguished themselves in the fields of community service, business, education, law, and politics. Today, the campus is located in a modern, state-of-the-art facility in the heard of downtown Waterbury.