Applying for Cross Endorsement in Connecticut
A person who holds a certificate of eligibility, an initial educator, provisional educator, provisional teaching or professional educator certificate may, upon application, obtain additional endorsements to such certificate, subject to the same terms and conditions as the certificate they currently possess, except that endorsements shall not be issued with course work deficiencies.
To obtain such additional endorsements, applicants shall submit evidence of having achieved a satisfactory evaluation on the appropriate Board-approved content knowledge competency test, as appropriate, unless such assessment has not been approved by the Board at the time of application.
The School of Education offers certification programs/course that will meet the requirements of the state regulatory requirements for most of the cross-endorsement certification areas.
The requirements for each certification endorsement are published in the CT-DOE Regulations. They are generally organized based on levels of certification. Cross-endorsement areas include Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle school, Secondary, and KorPK-12 subject area endorsements.
Generally an individual who wishes to apply for a cross endorsement must do so directly with the CT-DOE. The CT-DOE determines upon application whether the applicant is eligible for the cross endorsement by doing a transcript analysis to the certification regulations for the subject area the applicant is applying for. Sacred Heart University cannot make that judgment nor can it predict the judgment of the CT-DOE.