Connecticut State Requirements

Connecticut Teaching License Renewal

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Connecticut has a three-tier system for certifying educators: Initial, Provisional and Professional.

Initial: valid for three years. To advance from an initial to a provisional level educator certificate, you must successfully complete the Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) program, which is the state’s current teacher induction program, and at least 10 school months of appropriate experience under your initial educator certificate. OR you may serve successfully for at least 30 school months within the last 10 years in an approved nonpublic school or in a public school in another state under valid authorization from that state.

Provisional: valid for eight years. To advance from a provisional to a professional level educator certificate, you must complete at least 30 semester hours of credit beyond your bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited college or university, as well as 30 school months of successful teaching experience under your provisional certificate.

Professional: valid for five years. Anyone applying for a professional educator certificate must have completed a master’s degree in an appropriate subject matter area related to such person’s certification endorsement area, as determined by the State Board of Education.

A master's degree completed at a regionally accredited college or university that includes at least 15 graduate credits in content or content pedagogy meets the state's new master's degree requirement to advance a certificate in a teaching area from the provisional to the professional level.

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For more information on maintaining the Connecticut Educator Certification visit this link.


We always recommend that you follow any pre-approval requirements in your district before you register for courses. However, many teachers have been successful using our courses to advance on their district’s salary scale.

If you need assistance with submission of a district approval form, course mapping or timelines, we’re happy to help. Our Advisory team is here to help you succeed!


CEUs are no longer required to renew a Professional Educator Certificate.


Learners Edge continuing education courses are approved by our regionally accredited universities and colleges from throughout the United States. These partners provide official transcripts, letter grades and graduate credit for successfully completed Learners Edge courses.

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education in Connecticut . This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Connecticut license renewal process.