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All candidates must formally apply for certification. Applications are generally completed during the second half of student teaching. Candidates should complete form 170A - short form, and submit it to Mr. Ken Bungert, School of Education Certification Coordinator.

For your initial teaching certificate, SCSU must recommend you to the State of Connecticut. For that reason, it may take a few weeks to process your application on campus. The coordinator of secondary science education must verify completion of coursework, Praxis tests and student teaching. Then, Mr. Bungert must review and sign off all applications. He will then return the application to the candidate, so that they can make the direct application to the State Department of Education.

Please do not wait until the very end of the semester to submit your application; if you do it causes a backup of applications in the records office, which might delay the processing of your application.