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Teacher Certification
General Information How to Apply For Teacher Certification
For Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Candidates Who Have Completed All Requirements for Certification
  1. Mandatory attendance at the "Certification Seminar for Student Teachers" held each semester.
  2. Complete a Request for Teacher Certification Recommendation Form. This form is available in the Education Department (Webb Hall 124), the Graduate Division (Webb Hall 160), or on-line.
    • Complete the form in its entirety
    • Use black or blue ink and write legibly
  3. Complete the ED 170A Short Form Application for Connecticut Initial Educator Certificate. This form is available in the Education Department (Webb Hall 124), the Graduate Division (Webb Hall 160), or on-line.
    • Complete “Page 1” only.
    • Use black or blue ink and write legibly
  4. Submit all of the following forms/documents to the Office of the Dean, School of Education/Professional Studies, Webb Hall 160.

    Only completed applications with all supporting documents will be accepted. 

  5. Upon completion of the certification recommendation process, the ED 170A Short Form Application for Connecticut Initial Educator Certificate will be returned to the applicant.  At this point, the applicant will forward the following documents to the Connecticut State Department of Education in Hartford, Connecticut:

    • ED 170A
    • $200 processing fee
    • Official transcript with degree posted

For general information about Eastern’s teacher certification programs, please contact the Education Department at 860.465.4530 or visit the Committee for Admission and Retention in Education (CARE) website.
Questions about state requirements for certification, timelines, forms, etc. can be found on-line at "How to Become a Teacher in Connecticut."