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…