Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP)

SCSU Participation in Connecticut DSAP Program

 Candidates matriculated into a graduate certification program, designated as a shortage area program by the state, may be eligible to accept a teaching position under a DSAP if supported by the program department. To be eligible, candidates must have an approved plan of study, have been accepted by the School of Education, completed a minimum of twelve credits in their content and passed Praxis II in the relevant content area. The DSAP teaching position must be in the same content area for which the candidate's plan of study has been approved.

To be acceptable, a candidate must be able to serve under a DSAP for a minimum of 10 full months to be eligible to waive the student teaching/internship requirement. Candidates in an initial educator program serving under a DSAP must register for EDU 999 and the corresponding seminar, and be supervised by university faculty. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for certification within two years.

The School of Education or any program may choose to not support or participate in a DSAP request for any reason.

Graduate Program and Advanced Program Candidates for a CT Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP)

Upon verification from the candidate’s department that all program requirements have been approved and notification by the Registrar that the candidate is currently enrolled, and upon verification that qualifying scores for all appropriate certification tests have been submitted and recorded, the candidate’s application will be endorsed and submitted to the Connecticut State Department of Education for processing.