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Teacher Certification Admissions

CARE (the Committee for Admission and Retention in Education) manages the entrance to, progress through, and exit from Eastern's teacher certification program for all candidates--undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate. The policies of the committee are outlined clearly in the CARE Policies document. Application information can be found below.

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Due to testing restrictions surrounding COVID-19, CARE has temporarily suspended the Praxis II test prerequisite for secondary applicants until the end of the Fall 2020 term. Candidates taking courses within the program must still complete the Praxis II requirement before continuing to take courses in Spring 2021 at which time the Praxis II requirement will resume. CARE will not enforce the service hours requirement for undergraduate students applying for the Feb. 15, 2021 deadline, though we strongly encourage students to complete service hours if they can do so safely. Please contact the appropriate program coordinator if you have questions.
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Applying to the Teacher Certification Programs:

CARE Application Information:

Cross-Endorsement Options:

Eastern offers numerous opportunities for students to obtain multiple teaching endorsements after they have earned their initial certification, including secondary English, Mathematics, History/Social Studies, Biology, and Earth Science as well as preK-12 Art, Music, and TESOL. Requirements vary by certification area, but candidates may contact Dr. Mark Fabrizi, CARE Coordinator, for more information or download this cross-endorsement pamphlet.

Note: Applying for additional endorsements is the responsibility of the student. The Education Department strongly recommends that candidates wishing to cross-endorse should contact the CT State Department of Education to ensure they have taken the proper content coursework. 

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