Applying for a Certificate/License/Credential in Other States
Once students have completed one of our state's approved and NCATE accredited teacher education programs and have earned a Connecticut teaching, administrative or school service certificate, they may begin the process of applying for certification in other states. Some states will accept a valid Connecticut certificate without any additional coursework or tests, while other states may require additional coursework and/or tests.
The certification application process varies from state to state. Students should contact the Department of Education or office of authority regarding state specific requirements leading to certification. Most states require an institutional verification/recommendation and transcripts as part of their application packet. If an institutional verification/recommendation and transcripts are needed, please send the state specific form to:
Davis Hall 103
501 Crescent Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515
Please include the following information if it is not included on the form: Full name, address, email address, phone number, SCSU student ID number and the last term attended at SCSU, along with instructions on where the form should be sent. Some states require that all of the information be collected and forward to them in one packet. Other states require that the institution submit the form directly to their office.
If you have questions regarding the certification process, you may contact our office by phone at: (203)392-5902 or (203)392-6295 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
States are continually revising their teacher certification rules and requirements, and the certification process differs from state to state. Listed below are links to research teaching positions, certification/licensure requirements and processes in different states.