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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

Avery Point: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Special Education

Downtown Hartford: Agricultural Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Special Education, World Languages Education

Waterbury: Agricultural Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Special Education, World Languages Education

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.

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: