Gentry Building on a sunny day.
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 (TCPCG) is a part of the Neag School of Education. Programs operate out of three regional campuses: Avery Point, Downtown Hartford, and Waterbury.


  • 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 three 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

Note that TCPCG is a full-time program; no part-time options are available.

Access Our Virtual or In-Person TCPCG Information Sessions

  • Access a recording of our Fall 2021 virtual information session to view at your leisure.
  • Or, RSVP online to attend one of our Fall 2021 in-person (or a live virtual) information sessions at the location most convenient for you:
    • UConn Avery Point, Room 302 in the Community and Professional Building (CPB)
      • Monday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
    • UConn Waterbury, Room 113
      • Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m.
    • UConn Storrs, Gentry 142 (Newly added!)
      • Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m.
    • Live Virtual Session, Online (Newly added!)
      • Monday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m.

    Applications are due Dec. 1.

    Check Out TCPCG Grad Michael Fenn’s Story

    “What gets me most excited about teaching is seeing the light bulbs go off in kids’ heads.”

    — Michael Fenn ’20 (CLAS), ’21 MA, TCPCG alumnus

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