SDE: CERTIFICATION SUPPORT

Certification Presentation for Recent Graduates
of Connecticut Teacher Preparation Programs

CERTIFICATION SUPPORT
  • Telephone: 860/713-6969:
    24 hour access for status inquiry, fax back verification option
  • Consultant support available
    1:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday
    General questions only
  • Fax: 860/713-7017
    Options: request forms, course approval
  • E-mail: teacher.cert@ct.gov
  • Certification Support

Web Site:

www.ct.gov/sde - Check the web site first if you have any questions. The web site provides fact sheets, guides to assessment and teacher preparation programs, lists of approved courses, forms to download, links to related web sites, and other valuable information.

Email:

teacher.cert@ct.gov - General questions may be sent by e-mail. Including your name, address, and social security number will expedite a response. A detailed evaluation of your credentials cannot be done by e-mail and will need to be submitted in writing.

FAX: 

(860) 713-7017- FAX questions or requests for course approvals. Do not FAX applications or requests to review unofficial transcripts. A FAX is handled as correspondence and will be entered as such and given to the appropriate consultant for a response in a timely manner. Including your name, address, phone number, social security number, and e-mail address will expedite a response.

Telephone: 

(860) 713-6969- Available 24 hours a day to check status of an application. Once a certificate has been issued, a FAXed verification can be requested by using the Interactive Phone Response (IVR) System. 

To use the FAX verification option, listen to the prompts on the Interactive Phone Response (IVR) System for instructions. Consultant support is available by phone for general questions Monday to Friday from 1:00-5:00 PM.

Office Hours: 

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily (Monday-Friday)

Address:

Connecticut State Department of Education
P.O. Box 150471- Room 243
Hartford, CT 06115-0471

Materials mailed by express services should use the following street address:

Connecticut State Department of Education
Room 243
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1630


Professional Organizations

Connecticut Education Association   

21 Oak Street
Capitol Place - Suite 500
Hartford, CT  06106-8001
Phone: 860/525-5641
Fax: 860/727-6323
 Web Site:  http://www.cea.org


Connecticut Federation of Educational
& Professional Employees

35 Marshall Road
Rocky Hill, CT  06067-1400
Phone:  860/257-9782 or 1-888/398-3373
Fax: 860/257-8214
Web Site: http://www.cfepe.org

Praxis II  and ACTFL Information

Candidates may register for Praxis II  on-line at http://www.ets.org/praxis or by calling 609-771-7395. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers Praxis II tests six times each year in September, November, January, March, April and June:

 
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Candidates may register for ACTFL on-line at www.languagetesting.com  or
by calling  914- 948-5100.

Test Name

Min. Passing Standard

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Writing Proficiency Test  (WPT)

Intermediate High
Intermediate High

Fingerprinting 

Contact the Regional Education Service Centers (RESC) for specific information.

ACES  
203-498-6813
CES 203-365-8831
CREC  
860-247-2732
LEARN 
860-434-4800  Ext. 186
EASTCONN    
860-455-0707
EDUCATION CONNECTION    
860-567-0863

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