Teacher Certification: Elementary & Secondary

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Oakview Building
101 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
Tel: 203-371-7808

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Karen Christensen, Ph.D.
Tel: 860-376-8408
christensenk@sacredheart.edu

Earn Connecticut Educator Certification

The Farrington College of Education’s graduate program leads to certification in Elementary Education (grades 1-6) or Secondary Education (grades 7-12; Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics, Social Studies/ History and Spanish).

Through the program, you will:

  • Join one of the largest private teacher preparation programs in Connecticut
  • Gain the most up-to-date teaching methods
  • Learn from instructors with real-world, public-school experience
  • Apply your knowledge in elementary and secondary school environments with diverse student populations
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Masters Degree Completion

SHU's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree may be completed in unison with the graduate teacher certification program. Upon completion of the graduate curriculum for teacher certification, a graduate student may expect to complete an additional 12 credits to earn the MAT degree.

Certification Requirements

Connecticut Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Connecticut state-approved teacher preparation program
  • A bachelor’s degree, with a GPA of 2.67 or higher for admission to a teacher preparation program

Out-of-State Requirements:

  • If you wish to transfer your certification to another state, find certification and licensure requirements on the department of education website for your state.
Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey
New York Rhode Island Pennsylvania Vermont

Sacred Heart annually recommends about 300 students to the State Department of Education for teaching certification.

Bring your education to the classroom through the Graduate Teacher Internship Option 

This year-long tuition-paid, full-time experience allows you to gain valuable skills while you work in a school environment, build professional relationships and apply your practice to course instruction. 

Additional Program Benefits 

  • Inclusive curriculums designed to address the critical needs in our nation’s schools, with coursework that may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Available Five-Year Program for undergraduates who wish to earn a Bachelor’s degree in an academic major, initial teaching certification, and a Master’s degree
  • A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) available to students currently seeking their teacher certification

  • A Master of Education (M.Ed.) available for already certified teachers

Prepare to teach in today’s complex learning environments. Apply for your Teacher Certification in Elementary or Secondary Education today.

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