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ERIC Number: ED532619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
The Alternate Route to Certification: Program Information 2009
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
Connecticut's Alternate Route to Certification Program--ARC, as it is commonly known--prepares talented, well-educated adults to become certified as teachers in Connecticut's public schools. ARC was created in 1986 by the Connecticut state legislature to encourage mid-career adults with strong subject area backgrounds to become teachers. Today ARC also focuses on helping Connecticut address teacher shortages in specific subject areas. ARC is authorized by the Connecticut State Department of Education to prepare individuals to become certified as teachers in Connecticut. The program is not credit-bearing and is offered under the auspices of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education. This paper presents the following information on ARC: (1) Admission Process; (2) Praxis I--Pre-Professional Skills Test; (3) Subject-Specific Course Requirements for ARC Applicants; (4) Waivers; (5) Foreign Credential Review; (6) Program Costs & Financial Assistance; (7) Testing Requirements for Connecticut Certification; (8) Employment upon Completion of ARC; (9) The Application; (10) Helpful Resources & Contact Information; and (11) Key Dates.
Connecticut Department of Higher Education. 61 Woodland Street 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105. Tel: 860-947-1800; Fax: 860-947-1310; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series