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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 Our Virtual or In-Person TCPCG Information Sessions

    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

    10 Questions: Following a Family Legacy of Teaching

    Hear from TCPCG Director Niralee Patel-Lye