SDE: 101 Adult Education Endorsements

Adult Education Endorsements - Fact Sheet #101

Requirements for obtaining Adult Education endorsements

  • High School Credit Diploma Program (Endorsement #106)
  • External Diploma Program and Noncredit Mandated Programs (Endorsement #107)
  • English to Non-English Speaking Adults  (Endorsement #088)

All applicants who do not hold a valid Connecticut educator teaching certificate must meet the following requirements:

Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) or waiver (See Guide to Assessments for Educator Certification in Connecticut)

AND

A course of study in special education comprised of not fewer than 36 clock hours, which shall include study in understanding the growth and development of exceptional children, including handicapped and gifted and talented children and children who may require special education, and methods for identifying, planning for and working effectively with special-needs children in the regular classroom.

High School Credit Diploma Program

In addition to the Praxis I and Special Education course requirements above, to be eligible for endorsement #106 to teach in the High School Credit Diploma Program, the applicant must hold or be eligible for the secondary academic or special subject endorsement appropriate for the subject area that will be taught in the adult High School Credit Diploma Program.

External Diploma and Noncredit Mandated Programs

In addition to the Praxis I and Special Education course requirements above, to be eligible for endorsement #107 to teach in the External Diploma and Noncredit Mandated programs such as the Adult Basic Education Program (ABE), General Educational Development Program (GED), and the External Diploma Program (EDP), the applicant must have a bachelor's degree.

English to Non-English Speaking Adults

In addition to the Praxis I and Special Education course requirements above, to be eligible for endorsement #088 to teach English to non-English speaking adults, the applicant must hold a bachelor's degree and have completed at least three semester hours of credit in methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages. 

Nonrenewable Adult Education Authorization

To obtain a nonrenewable Adult Education Authorization to teach in one of the adult education programs if all requirements other than Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests have been met, the superintendent of schools must submit a completed and signed ED 188 application form.

The information contained on this fact sheet is subject to change without notice.

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