Teacher Certification Programs

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UConn Neag School of Education teachers transform their classrooms and their schools to promote a more just and equitable society. They disrupt historic patterns of inequity and help schools become inclusive, engaging, and inspiring spaces where all learners flourish.

We prepare teachers to engage all students in deeper learning. Our teachers learn to enact multimodal, research-based instructional practices to promote equity and excellence in their classrooms. Graduates develop trusting relationships with students, families, colleagues, and local partners to co-construct collaborative classrooms and school communities.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction's Office of Teacher Education offers two pathways leading to teacher certification:


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Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program

The Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program is a highly competitive five-year comprehensive teacher preparation program that integrates coursework and school-based clinic experiences facilitated by university and K-12 faculty in the preparation of pre-service teachers. It is offered at the Storrs campus and students apply for admission at the start of their junior year, after two years as a pre-teaching student.
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Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates

The Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) is designed for individuals who already have a bachelor's degree and leads to Connecticut Teacher Certification and a Master of Arts degree in just 11 months of full-time coursework. Students can choose either a hybrid in-person/online cohort, based at the UConn Stamford campus, or fully in-person cohorts at the UConn Hartford, UConn Waterbury, or UConn Avery Point campuses.

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