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.
***Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below a 3.00 may apply, but must complete a waiver request.
Applications are currently closed. Please check back in October!
Currently, our locations include ACES (New Haven County), CES (Lower Fairfield County), CREC (Hartford County), and LEARN (New London County) and Central Connecticut (SPED Only). Other locations may be added. Check back with us for updates.
To apply, you will need to submit an application with the following:
Candidates must be available for coursework beginning June 2023.
*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:
Link to Register for Praxis Core
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Key Dates* 2023-2024
Application period is currently open and rolling.
May 5, 2023 – Applicants notified of acceptance – Rolling applications still accepted
June 7, 8, 2023 – Mandatory orientation (9am- 3pm)
June 26, 2023 – August 4, 2023– Summer 1 classes begin (8am-2:30pm)
August 2023 – Residency year begins / Transition Ceremony
September 2, 2023 – Fall classes begin
January 2024– Winter classes begin
March 2024– Spring classes begin
June 2024 – Summer 2 classes begin
August 2024 – Serve 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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