How to Apply


The Connecticut Teacher Residency Program is a 14-18 month alternate route to certification program focused on increasing educators of color in schools across Connecticut. Resident candidates will be enrolled in rigorous coursework for 14 to 18 months, depending on program, at a regional location and serve in a paid residency position in a mentor teacher’s classroom for the school year in a participating district.  Mentor Teachers will work side-by-side with their resident and be supported by the program coordinator for one academic school year to help Residents prepare for a successful career in education.  Residents are eligible for a full-time teaching position in the participating district upon completion of program requirements under a Resident Educator Certificate. TRP Teachers get continued support for three years while they work in that district and earn their initial educators certificate. 

Candidates must be available for coursework beginning June 2024. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Elementary

(Gr. 1-6)

Qualifications 

    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the field of education¬†
    • Experience working with marginalized populations
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater*
    • Bachelor’s degree required including a minimum of 39 semester hours of credit in general academic courses: In five of the six areas listed below.
      • (1) English;
      • (2) Natural sciences;
      • (3) Mathematics;
      • (4) Social studies; and
      • (5) Foreign language; or
      • (6) Fine arts;

 

 

 

 

 

***Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below a 3.00 may apply, but must complete a waiver request.

Special Education

(Gr. PK-12)

Qualifications

    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the field of education¬†
    • Experience working with marginalized populations
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater*
    • Bachelor’s degree required including a 3 credit U.S. History Course spanning at least 100 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below a 3.00 may apply, but must complete a waiver request.

Middle Grades Math

(Gr. 4-8)

Qualifications

    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the field of education¬†
    • Experience working with marginalized populations
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater*
    • Bachelor’s degree required including
      • (1) A 3 credit U.S. History Course spanning at least 100 years
      • (2) Either¬†
        • (a) Major in mathematics OR
        • (b) 24 credits in mathematics, including coursework in calculus AND 15 credits in English, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, social science, history, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, or sociology.¬†

***Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below a 3.00 may apply, but must complete a waiver request.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for 2024-2025 Elementary are now now closed. Our 2025-2026 applications will open in Fall 2024.

Currently, our locations include ACES (New Haven County), CES (Lower Fairfield County), CREC (Hartford County),  and LEARN (New London County). Other locations may be added. Check back with us for updates.  

To apply, you will need to submit an application with the following:   

    • Official Transcript*¬†
    • Three letters of recommendation for this program (one must be from a supervisor)
    • Resum√©¬†
    • Score report from one of the following**:¬†
      • Praxis Core Mathematics, Reading and Writing tests; or
      • SAT, ACT or GRE
    • Writing sample (embedded in the application)

Candidates for 2025-2026 must be available for coursework beginning June 2025.

*Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application.  Official transcripts will be requested and  necessary for certification. 

**If you have not taken any of these assessments, you must register to take Praxis Core.  If you are registered to take Praxis Core or have requested your SAT results from College Board, you may upload these receipts in lieu of the actual score for now.   Once received, you will upload the score documents. 

The required Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators-Combined Test is #5752. If you take them separately, they are the following tests:

  • Core Academic Skills for Educators-Mathematics 5733
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators-Reading 5713
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators-Mathematics 5723

Link to Register for Praxis Core

Apply to TRP HERE

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TIMELINE

Key Dates* 2023-2024

Applications 2023-2024 are now open! You may apply here.

May 5, 2023 Applicants notified of acceptance

June 7, 8, 2023 Mandatory orientation (9am- 3pm)

June 26, 2023 – August 4, 2023Summer 1 classes begin (8am-2:30pm)

August 2023 Residency year begins / Transition Ceremony

September 2, 2023 Fall classes begin

January 2024Winter classes begin

March 2024Spring classes begin

June 2024 Summer 2 classes begin

August 2024 РServe as Teacher of Record through a minimum of 3 years in the partner school district 

December 2024 End of TRP Coursework

*dates may be subject to change

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