Become a Teacher in One Year
The UConn Neag School of Education's Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) leads to Connecticut Teacher Certification and a Master of Arts degree in just 11 months. Through three consecutive semesters of full-time coursework — Summer Semester, Fall Semester, and Spring Semester — TCPCG students become teachers who transform their classrooms and their schools to promote a more just and equitable society. They disrupt historic patterns of inequity and help schools become inclusive, engaging, and inspiring spaces where all learners flourish.
Two Pathways, Four Campuses
TCPCG is built to fit students' busy lives and schedules, no matter where they work or live. Students can choose either:
- A hybrid in-person/online cohort, based at the UConn Stamford campus. The 2023-2024 course schedule is as follows:
- Summer semester: in-person classes 3 days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; clinical observations throughout the summer
- 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
- An in-person cohort, based at either the UConn Hartford, UConn Waterbury, or UConn Avery Point campuses.
- Earn Connecticut Teacher Certification and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Psychology (Special Education students).
- Complete the program in 11 months, through 3 consecutive semesters of full-time coursework: Summer Semester, Fall Semester, and Spring Semester.
- Paid internships are available in several school districts. The residency is comprised of 5 days a week in either Bridgeport, Bristol, Hartford, Norwalk, Stamford, 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.
- Choose between hybrid in-person/online or fully in-person cohorts at one of four campuses throughout Connecticut.