Updates on Teacher Certification and TEAM: Find Out More in CEA Webinar

The news regarding the coronavirus is changing daily. Teachers are doing all they can to stay safe and keep students engaged during this health crisis, but keeping up with the daily educational developments and changes can be difficult. Join CEA tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30p.m. for a webinar—Navigating COVID-19: Stronger Together—to share the latest developments…

CEA Testifies: Support Meaningful PD, Oppose Shortcuts to Teacher Certification

CEA staff testified before the State Board of Education (SBE) today on two issues important to teachers and public schools: professional development and teacher preparation/certification. CEA, which is now a State Department of Education designated provider of PD for members, schools, and districts, served on a task force that recommended changes to professional development legislation,…

New Master’s Degree Requirement Only Applies to New Graduates

A law that just went into effect will impact teachers getting their first Connecticut educator certificate on or after July 1, 2016, but educators who already hold a Connecticut educator certificate will not be impacted. In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly passed new legislation requiring a master’s degree to advance most provisional level educator certificates…

Final Decision on Master’s Degree Requirements Postponed Until February

Though the State Board of Education (SBE) gave initial approval to changes to the master’s degree requirement impacting professional level certification at its meeting yesterday, the final decision about what constitutes an “appropriate subject area master’s related to a teacher’s certification endorsement” won’t be made until the SBE meets in February. A small group of…

Teacher Shortage Areas for 2014-15

If you’re working under an endorsement that is considered a shortage area you may be eligible for benefits such as loan forgiveness and mortgage assistance. Every fall the Connecticut State Department of Education surveys public school districts to determine teacher shortage areas. The State Department of Education recently released the Certification Shortage Areas for 2014-15,…