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certification in art education (K-12)


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This program is designed for students already holding a Bachelor’s degree who seek certification to teach art in the public schools. Students may apply for Connecticut state teaching certificates after completing the program in good standing and meeting all other mandates. Applicants must receive admission to both the School of Education and School of Graduate Studies, and have passed or waivered the state-mandated PRAXIS Core exam. Refer to the sections entitled “Application Procedures” and “Admission to Teacher Certification Programs” in this catalog. Specific questions may be answered by writing to

Candidates submit the following documents directly to the School of Graduate Studies Application Processing Center:
  • An application form with all of the requested documentation
  • A 500-word essay explaining the candidate’s goals and interest in the program
  • Evidence supplied by the Educational Testing Service of having passed or waivered the PRAXIS Core examination
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s professional promise and academic ability

Applications received by May 1st will be considered for Fall acceptance; those received by November 1st for Spring acceptance. Non-matriculated students may enroll in courses fulfilling program requirements, but must secure admission to the program (including admission to the School of Education and School of Graduate Studies) before completing more than six credits of Professional Requirements. 

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For program details, please contact the Art Department at (203) 392-6652 or