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

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 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 a Virtual TCPCG Information Session

Application deadline for Stamford: May 8

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

10 Questions: Following a Family Legacy of Teaching

Hear from TCPCG Director Niralee Patel-Lye