Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates

  • Why I Teach: Michael Fenn, Science Teacher and Neag School TCPCG Graduate

Become a Teacher in One Year

The Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) is a part of the Neag School of Education. Programs operate out of four regional campuses: Avery Point, Downtown Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury. Note that TCPCG is a full-time program; no part-time options are available.


  • Earn Connecticut Teacher Certification and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Psychology (Special Education students)
  • Begin the program in summertime at your choice of any of our four TCPCG campus locations
  • Complete the program in 11 months, through 4 consecutive semesters of coursework: Summer Session I, Summer Session II, Fall Semester, and Spring Semester
  • TCPCG offers a residency program in several school districts that includes a paid internship. The residency is comprised of 5 days per week in a select school district (Bridgeport, Bristol, Fairfield, Hartford, Waterbury, or Waterford) with a minimum of 14 hours per week in your specified content area. The residency program begins in late August and ends in mid-January.

    Attend an Information Session

    We offer virtual information sessions on WebEx as well as in-person sessions at four regional campuses: Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury.