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The Neag School of Education at UConn is home to the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates.

TCPCG Overview

The Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates is a part of the Neag School of Education. Programs operate out of three regional campuses: Avery Point, Downtown Hartford, and Waterbury.

  • Candidates in the program earn Connecticut Teacher Certification and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Psychology (Special Education students)
  • TCPCG is an 11-month accelerated program
  • TCPCG is a full-time program; no part-time options are available
  • New cohorts begin every summer at all three campuses
  • The program involves 4 consecutive semesters of coursework: Summer Session I, Summer Session II, Fall Semester, & Spring Semester

Certification Areas


Access Our Virtual Information Session

Learn more about the Teacher Certification for Program College Graduates (TCPCG) at UConn’s Neag School of Education:

Gain access to our Fall 2020 virtual information session.

Applications are due Dec. 15.

Hear From TCPCG Grad Alanna Cooney

“TCPCG prepared me to be a teacher by showing me what kind of teacher I am. There’s no cookie cutter mold they’re trying to get out of us. It’s pulling out the best parts of you that make you the greatest teacher.” — Alanna Cooney, ’17 (CLAS), ’18 MA, TCPCG alumna
Watch her video: